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Armstrong died following complications from heart surgery

There isn't a tech geek alive that doesn't know the name Neil Armstrong. And because of this, there are many heavy hearts around the world today not only from tech geeks like those that read DailyTech, but from all of mankind.
 
We learned this afternoon that Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, died at 2:45 pm today as a result of complications from heart surgery he underwent several weeks ago. He was 82.

 
Armstrong, along with Apollo 11 lunar module pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, became the first men to touchdown on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969. However, it was Armstrong that was the first to make his way down the lunar module ladder to step on the lunar surface and utter those famous words:
 
That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind
 
The Armstrong family issued this statement following the death of a true American hero:
 
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.
 
You will be missed!
 

Source: CBS News



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RE: Mixed feelings
By Reclaimer77 on 8/25/2012 7:30:55 PM , Rating: 3
I can't hate him for his opinions. When he achieved what he did, the country was completely different. The Government worked differently.

As you get older you sorta get...stuck in your mindset on a lot of things.


RE: Mixed feelings
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 8/25/2012 7:56:15 PM , Rating: 3
Agreed. He earned the right to say whatever the hell he wants. And Buzz has the right to punch anyone he wants :)


RE: Mixed feelings
By Lord 666 on 8/25/2012 11:10:28 PM , Rating: 2
Missed a chance to meet him at a BSA event. Was definitely bummed about that.

However, I always wondered why Apollo 11 was the last space flight for the entire crew.


RE: Mixed feelings
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 8/25/2012 11:44:49 PM , Rating: 2
Because they went out on top. What more was there to accomplish at that point?

Until man sets foot on Mars, being the first man on the moon is pretty much unassailable.


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