Tribute to Neil Armstrong, The First Man on The Moon... Or Was He?

  • Tribute to Neil Armstrong, The First Man on The Moon... Or Was He?

    • NEW YORK — By the yardstick of history, Neil Armstrong was among the most accomplished men ever to walk on the planet that he looked upon from afar one magical week in July 1969. Television news didn't seem to fully recognize the importance of the first human to walk on the moon on the weekend he died.
    • Historian David Brinkley grew up idolizing Armstrong and got to interview him in 2001
    • The news of the iconic astronaut Neil Armstrong's death Saturday plunged American astronauts and spaceflyers around the world into mourning, with some expressing their sadness on Twitter.
    • Putting a man on the Moon in 1969 was a formidable achievement, but did Neil Armstrong make his small step on to the surface 50 years too early, asks Michael Hanlon.
    • Amy Teitel: Neil Armstrong's death reminds us of the huge effort that made manned space exploration possible. Let's hope it also inspires a new generation with the same spirit
    • Here’s exactly what the moon looks like now. We have a 3/4-full moon tonight (picture from Jack Martin). You’ve heard that Neil Armstrong passed away Saturday (not a good weekend for people named Armstrong).
    • Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday. Shortly after his death was confirmed, tributes began pouring in online.


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    • President Barack Obama and astronaut Buzz Aldrin led tributes Saturday to the famed Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, lauding him as a reluctant but true American hero.
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    • Washington: The first human to set foot on the moon, renowned US astronaut Neil Armstrong, has died following complications from cardiovascular surgery. He was 82.
    • Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. He began his NASA career in Ohio.
    • "Some people claim the Moon landing was faked (in the desert of Arizona), but if the Moon landing had been simulated and faked I would have to have been part of the conspiracy."
    • People question why there aren't any stars in photos of astronauts on the Moon. They can ask themselves the same thing after taking a picture under a street light at night.
    • The flag's movement, they say, clearly shows the presence of wind, which is impossible in a vacuum. NASA says Aldrin was twisting the flagpole to get the moon soil, which caused the flag to move.

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