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Offline JimO

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Neil Armstrong has died
« on: 08/25/2012 06:55 PM »
still chasing it down....

(Since confirmed, edited Jim's thread title and the rest of this post - Chris)

Jim's article:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48790315/ns/technology_and_science-space/


NSF's article:
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/08/neil-armstrong-passed-away-legacy-will-live-on/
« Last Edit: 08/25/2012 11:03 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #1 on: 08/25/2012 07:10 PM »
BBC News in UK have just reported it (source Reuters)

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #2 on: 08/25/2012 07:12 PM »
Oh no! 

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #3 on: 08/25/2012 07:13 PM »
not that it means anything..wiki has added todays date :(
jb
link : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong
« Last Edit: 08/25/2012 07:13 PM by jabe »

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #5 on: 08/25/2012 07:17 PM »
I had no idea this was coming, this is horrible. A true, an absolute American hero has died today.

Rest in Peace Neil Armstrong.
Attended space missions: STS-114, STS-124, STS-128, STS-135, Atlas V "Curiosity", Delta IV Heavy NROL-15, Atlas V MUOS-2, Delta IV Heavy NROL-37, SpaceX CRS-9, SpaceX JCSAT-16, Atlas V GOES-R, SpaceX SES-11.

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #6 on: 08/25/2012 07:19 PM »
Recently had heart surgery I believe...

RIP Mr Armstrong...

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #7 on: 08/25/2012 07:19 PM »
Any other sources than Reuters?

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #8 on: 08/25/2012 07:19 PM »
NBC Network in (USA) interrupted with a news bulletin  of his passing at 03:09 EST.  May he rest in peace.  We will all miss him.
« Last Edit: 08/25/2012 07:20 PM by catdlr »
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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #9 on: 08/25/2012 07:21 PM »
"A sad day: Neil Armstrong died from complications from heart operations he had 3 weeks ago, NBC News' Jay Barbree reports -@NBCNews"

RIP Neil, a genuine American hero has passed away. My condolences to his family.
« Last Edit: 08/25/2012 07:26 PM by EirikV »

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #10 on: 08/25/2012 07:25 PM »
Sad news.

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #11 on: 08/25/2012 07:25 PM »
This ruined my day. May this true American icon rest in peace.

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #12 on: 08/25/2012 07:27 PM »
 :(

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #13 on: 08/25/2012 07:27 PM »
Oh no!  This is terrible news. I've changed the thread title due to confirmation.

I also want to thank a member of NSF who noted to me this was a developing situation, up on which we both decided not to post anything out of respect.

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #14 on: 08/25/2012 07:28 PM »
An amazing man, a historic figure and the epitome of humility. What a loss for us all. My love and best wishes to all his family.

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #15 on: 08/25/2012 07:28 PM »
*salute*
<----First launch of DISCOVERY, STS-41D!!!!

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #16 on: 08/25/2012 07:29 PM »
RIP Mr Armstrong.  A hero of the world

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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #17 on: 08/25/2012 07:29 PM »
If Jay Barbree has reported it, it likely is true.

RIP Mr Armstrong - you inspired a generation to further the reach of humankind..   He will be missed!


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Re: Neil Armstrong has died
« Reply #18 on: 08/25/2012 07:29 PM »
My deepest condolences to his family, and to NASA for Neil Armstrong's death.
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