Discussion » Nonsense » Neil Armstrong Dies and the media do fuck all.

  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    I dunno about you lot, but growing up I was always in awe of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The guy was a hero, a legend. He died this weekend, and almost nothing was said about it. No long CNN homage to him, no outpouring of grief from NASA or the US gov. Frankly I think there should have been a bigger deal made over this. He was also a very humble and quiet man, didnt do a lot of interviews and never bragged. Didnt sign sponsorship or endorsement deals. Didnt ever use his fame to turn a quick buck.

    Huge respect to you Mr. Armstrong, you will always be the epitome of 'heroic astronaught'.

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  • Alex ^∞
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  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    wasnt it fake?

    LOL

  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    The man was a humble, integer scientist. That's the way he will be remembered, and maybe that's why there isn't a big circus created around his passing? Everyone knew who the man was, but there wasn't anything about him that feeds money to "the media".

    Bravo!!

    Maybe it works that way, too? If it were a hoax, believed by the masses, it produced exactly the same results as if it weren't a hoax.

    Booo!! (and disagree). Besides, the 'results' of this effort are not yet known. Remember Mao's famous comment about the French Revolution? When asked if he thought it had been a success for France he replied "it is still too early to know".

  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    Buzz Aldrin on the passing of Neil Armstrong:

    I am deeply saddened by the passing of my good friend, and space exploration companion, Neil Armstrong today. As Neil, Mike Collins and I trained together for our historic Apollo 11 Mission, we understood the many technical challenges we faced, as well as the importance and profound implications of this historic journey. We will now always be connected as the crew of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, yet for the many millions who witnessed that remarkable achievement for humankind, we were not alone.

    Whenever I look at the moon I am reminded of that precious moment, over four decades ago, when Neil and I stood on the desolate, barren, yet beautiful, Sea of Tranquility, looking back at our brilliant blue planet Earth suspended in the darkness of space, I realized that even though we were farther away from earth than two humans had ever been, we were not alone. Virtually the entire world took that memorable journey with us. I know I am joined by many millions of others from around the world in mourning the passing of a true American hero and the best pilot I ever knew. My friend Neil took the small step but giant leap that changed the world and will forever be remembered as a historic moment in human history.

    I had truly hoped that on July 20th, 2019, Neil, Mike and I would be standing together to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of our moon landing, as we also anticipated the continued expansion of humanity into space, that our small mission helped make possible. Regrettably, this is not to be. Neil will most certainly be there with us in spirit.

    On behalf of the Aldrin family, we extend our deepest condolences to Carol and the entire Armstrong family. I will miss my friend Neil as I know our fellow citizens and people around world will miss this foremost aviation and space pioneer.

    May he Rest in Peace, and may his vision for our human destiny in space be his legacy.

    MOVING.

  • 随便叫兽
    随便叫兽 wrote:

    The news cycle will only admit one Armstrong.

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  • Alex ^∞
    Alex ^∞ wrote:

    Elliot Pulham, Chief Exec of the Space Foundation:

    "In an age when Hollywood and professional sports manufacture so-called 'heroes', Armstrong exemplified the right stuff. He was the real deal."

    http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/08/what-died-with-neil-armstrong/261599/

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/26/neil-armstrong-passing-us-yearning-glory?newsfeed=true

    http://hanlonblog.dailymail.co.uk/2012/08/with-the-death-of-armstrong-we-have-lost-the-future.html

    @Joepie

    "The media" doesn't operate on keeping it real. So they have little interest in a man like mr Armstrong. Which is a sign of enormous disrespect towards a man who is absolutely unique in human history.

    and I would add, a sign of enormous disrespect towards humanity in general.

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