questionsneil armstrong has passed away. was he one of…


He was a hero to humanity. We were lucky enough to have shared the Earth with him.


Yes, he is, especially after having worked in the flight control department at NASA. He was an amazing man, and will be sorely missed.


I hadn't heard. So many of us watched that day and it only seems like a short time ago.


Well, he lived a good life, and will always be one of the greats.


absolutely. He meets the definition of the word. He expanded human knowledge at great risk to his life, riding a giant explosive to the moon with no guarantee he'd ever come back. Just read the recently released presidential speech that was to be read if the astronauts were stuck on the moon. They were to "shut down communications", and be allowed to slowly die in silence or perhaps to commit suicide.


I love what his family said to do for him.

Armstrong's family said, "While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.

"For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request: Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."


A great man, the essence of humility. A great pilot: his instincts for making the right decision were legendary.


@dontwantaname: Thank you so much for sharing what his family said. That is touching & simply beautiful! And, yes, he was a hero to me. Sad.


I've got my best wink prepared for the moon tonight.


It was always a great memory: My grandfather came to Texas in a covered wagon, went from seeing the first autos and airplanes to the moon landing. To sit on his lap- a man who had seen so much change in the world, as we watched Armstrong walk on the moon- has always helped me remember perspectives and what matters. He was always fascinated at the good that humans can do, choosing not to dwell on the bad.
Big impact.


I just realized I had no idea what Neil Armstrong looked like outside of those 1969 NASA promo photos. He served bravely in the spotlight, then continued to serve in the background. It seems he was not a glory hog, which is rare these days.


I saw the news on Twitter, this is another sad day in history.

Indeed he is one of the bravest man out there, a true american hero.

His legacy will live on forever.

Here is a pretty interesting link about Neil Armstrong that everyone should read/watch. I was also reading/watching the Apolo missions on Google Earth (switch to moon view and click on Apolo missions on the bottom left) and I've also read some of the many transcripts said during the missions (you're going to need a few days reading them).

Rest in tranquility, Neil Armstrong.


Another hero has gone home. I'll have to say I was slightly bummed when I read the news, I am proud and humbled to have met him in Ohio. A fine man.


No one will remember a president or a movie's star or any other celebrity. But Neil Armstrong will still be remembered 500 years from now.


Nasa should name a place on Mars after him,just like they did for Ray Bradbury with Bradbury Landing.The place the Curiosity Rover landed recently.He was and still is an inspiration to any of us who have dreamed of the stars.


I had the honor of sharing his table at the Univ. of Cincinnati campus in 1973. I had followed my Chemistry prof after class, talking, when I found myself in the Sanctum Sanctorum- the Faculty lunch room. My prof beckoned my to sit, and I did, only to almost fall out of the chair when Dr Neil Armstrong sat at the same table. I couldn't talk. I could hardly breath. He must have been used to this reaction, he just gave me a warm snile and glanced at my prof, who just said "He's one of mine." I managed to get to my feet, thanked my prof, and turned to Dr. Armstrong and stammered something way beneath the gravity of the moment. He reached his hond out and I took it. He asked "Major?" I said "Physics," and he gave my hand a quick shake and said "Good man!" I stumbled back out into the mundane world, with a great story to tell. I I barely spoke with him, but I came away with the impression of a very warm, considerate and patient man with a twinkle in his eye. God Bless him!!


The Onion worded his achievement the best:


The Shuttle disasters indicate just how dangerous manned space exploration was even at the very end of the era, and the Apollo missions were by comparison spectacularly crude. It is testament to a crew of remarkable skill and bravery that Apollo 11 landed and returned safely, with Armstrong's quick thinking and actions dealing with complications that were unplanned.
RIP Neil, a remarkable man, an inspiration to generations that followed him, and a hero that deserves the gratitude of all.