U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Space
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 08-25-2012, 02:35 PM
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
5,706 posts, read 8,229,606 times
Reputation: 8892


Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82: NBC - Yahoo! News
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 08-25-2012, 03:34 PM
Location: West Egg
2,161 posts, read 1,687,893 times
Reputation: 1278
Sad to hear -- he was cut from the perfect cloth to occupy his place in American and world history.

12 men have walked on the moon thus far. Now, only 8 of them are still alive, including Buzz Aldrin, who landed with Neil Armstrong.

Another 12 men travelled to the moon but only orbited it, never landing on the surface. Of them, 9 still live, including Michael Collins, who travelled to the moon with Armstrong and Aldrin, and Jim Lovell, who travelled to the moon twice without ever landing on the surface.

Side note -- last year I read Rocket Men: the Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon, by Craig Nelson (2009). I highly recommend it. A great adventure tale, all the more fascinating because it is history, not fiction.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2012, 07:21 PM
Location: New Albany, IN
832 posts, read 1,407,861 times
Reputation: 1137
R.I.P. Armstrong

He was an inspiration to all of us. I was not anywhere close to being alive when he landed on the moon, but he inspired me too. Hearing of his death reminds me of my youthful facinations with astonomy, space and physics that had to be buried for more "practical" things. I hope we can see the dearth of scientists and engineers lessen in future generations with more heroes like Armstrong and emphasis on the importance of their accomplishments.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Space
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:01 PM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top