First bloke on the moon, no more.

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  1. Neil Armstrong, first man to walk on the moon, is reported dead at the age of 82.

    I wonder if we'll be back before they all go?

    Rest easy fella.
     
  2. Watched this as a child, I wonder if we'll be back in my lifetime.

    Astronaut Neil Armstrong Dies Aged 82
     
  3. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    I remember watching a very grainy black & white tv program showing the walk.

    Gods I'm old.

    RIP Sen Armstrong.
     
  4. Nothing on the beeb about this yet - do you think sky is sure?

    Edit - On the bbc as well now
     
  5. It has been said said that once you have been up there the only thing you can think about is going back.

    Let's hope he has.
     
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  6. Ravers

    Ravers LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Just read his Wiki page, bloke was lucky to have lived this long, seems he had quite a nack for crashing planes.

    RIP Space matelot.
     
  7. Yet again he went before Buzz, which has suprised me to be honest.
     
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  8. I remember listening to the transmission from the moon landing on a radio under my blanket in boarding school all those years ago. One of those memories that stay with you forever.
     
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  9. Rip its a shame we never went back.
    Even more a shame the uk goverment gave up a decent rocket:(
    One of them is cut up in the science mueseum Bastards! Only country ever to give up on space.
     
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  10. Now that's a pity. Nice dignified chap - it'll be good to watch the yanks give him a proper send off.
     
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  11. It's my earliest memory - I was 3 years old and my dad got me out of bed to watch it happening (it was very late evening in the UK).
     
  12. fu2

    fu2 LE

    A very brave man, as they all were.
     
  13. I know, something like 12 seconds of fuel left when landing - so nearly a disaster.
     
  14. He was modest too - despite his huge achievements.