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Based on the suggestion of my good friend, Doc Al.
Posted on August 26, 2012 12:01 AM
I was a kid when I watched the moon landing on TV with my family. While many hailed it as a monumental achievement, other people (like Nicholas Von Hoffmann of the "New York Times") derided it as a waste of taxpayers' money that could have been spent on "human needs" (i.e., the government-funded dependency culture). I still think that there are people like Neil Armstrong around - you just won't find them working for "the Government".
August 26, 2012 8:46 AM
August 26, 2012 08:46
The loss of Neil Armstrong: One small for mankind (backwards), one giant step for Neil Armstrong.
Tom Wms. |
August 26, 2012 9:10 AM
August 26, 2012 09:10
Then there really is water on the Moon...
Thanks for being, Neil
August 26, 2012 11:47 AM
August 26, 2012 11:47
August 26, 2012 12:09 PM
August 26, 2012 12:09
Great job, John. Better than I imagined it.
Doc Al |
August 26, 2012 4:37 PM
August 26, 2012 16:37
It's ethereal to me when these old-guard icons go on. Since I didn't know Mr. Armstrong, I don't really feel grief, per se--but it certainly seems like America's character is fading--& fast.
I'm pretty sure Hoffman was Washington BLEEP, although it is pretty much pointless to make a distinction between the two.
John's good that way.
August 26, 2012 11:47 PM
August 26, 2012 23:47
Doc Al - great idea.
John - great execution.
Dr. Bob |
August 27, 2012 12:29 AM
August 27, 2012 00:29
It was a strange moment for me... My family was involved with aerospace in those years. My grandfather was one of the engineers that helped to develop the landing system for both the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft, and my father later worked as a design engineer on the space shuttle heat tiles. My childhood was spent watching these men climb into these crazy machines "just to see what she'll do." It was a time of great men doing great things. Oh, and cool names, too.
Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. Jack Northrop.
The passing of an era.
Johnny Logan |
August 27, 2012 10:48 AM
August 27, 2012 10:48
WOW -- this is the best and most moving tribute I've seen.
Yo Menashe |
August 27, 2012 7:05 PM
August 27, 2012 19:05
Thanks for the encouraging word. I'm sure Al appreciates it, too.
It's always a stirring moment when a giant of American history passes away.
John Cox |
August 27, 2012 8:35 PM
August 27, 2012 20:35
"You never visit any more."
August 28, 2012 3:37 AM
August 28, 2012 03:37
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