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Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
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the one man who will be remembered from the last century in the next 1000 years will be him.
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What a legend. The man who was the first to accomplish possibly man's greatest feat so far - to set foot on another planet. RIP.

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When I read the title I thought it was Lance Armstrong

Rest in peace.
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The man who was the first to accomplish possibly man's greatest feat so far - to set foot on another planet. RIP.
Man IS a legend, but lets not give him credit of landing on another planet. No human has done that. Yet
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When I read the title I thought it was Lance Armstrong

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Not a good week for the Armstrongs

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RIP, but...

John F Kennedy set the US on course for that in a 1961 speech, largely to beat a USSR that had put a man in orbit (Yuri Gargarin) B4 the US did with John Glenn.

As the other planets in this solar system (and our airless moon) are uninhabitable, and the next closest star (Proxima Centauri) would take about 20,000 years to reach with our best technology, the Apollo Project was meaningless symbolism.

But communications satellites, right? Nope, the launches into orbit of the Project Mercury that Glenn went up in (and the spacewalk repairs then developed in the mostly ignored today Project Gemini) would have allowed for GPS, climate research from space, the shuttle, etc. etc.

Nothing against Armstrong (one of a few dozen astronauts who could have done what he did) but the Apollo Project was totally symbolic; and diverted resources needed on Earth to the ovarated JFK's fixation with "national muscle-flexing" by the US.
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What a legend. The man who was the first to accomplish possibly man's greatest feat so far - to set foot on another planet. RIP.
let's not get carried away. apart from the fact that the moon isn't a planet, i think that the moon landing is largely irrelevant when compared to electricity, penicillin, etc, etc.

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let's not get carried away. apart from the fact that the moon isn't a planet, i think that the moon landing is largely irrelevant when compared to electricity, penicillin, etc, etc.
Agreed.

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