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Astronaut Neil Armstrong Has Died 480

dsinc writes "Neil Armstrong, first man on the Moon, has died. NBC News broke the news, without giving other details. Neil was recovering from a heart-bypass surgery he had had a couple of weeks ago. Sad news, marking the end of a glorious and more optimistic era... RIP, Neil." Also at Reuters.
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Astronaut Neil Armstrong Has Died

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  • by Lord Lode (1290856) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @02:29PM (#41124119)

    Gah! Someone posted this during the same minute as me!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 25, 2012 @02:31PM (#41124137)
    I really hoped he would win the Tour de France again. ;_;
  • by MightyMartian (840721) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @02:35PM (#41124171) Journal

    I urge you to go tell Buzz Aldrin your opinions.

  • by tbq (874261) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @02:42PM (#41124223)
    At least NBC fixed the headline. It first read "Astronaut Neil Young, first man to walk on moon, dies at age 82."
  • by seifried (12921) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @02:48PM (#41124285) Homepage
    Everyone knows the real Neil Armstrong never left the moon, who do you think started building the first military moon base, and was later put in charge of it? In fact the entire Apollo program was designed to deliver astronauts to the moon, and then fake an Earth landing and use body double to replace them. Did you see how big the rocket needed to get all that crap to the moon was? And how small the lunar module was, no way did it have the power to escape to orbit and enough fuel to return to Earth. The Moon landings were real but the Earth landings are a HOAX!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 25, 2012 @02:55PM (#41124343)

    Nasa is not sending any more people to the moon until they figure out why everyone who went there is dying.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 25, 2012 @03:01PM (#41124399)

    Go pour salt in your eyes.

    Why?

    Because being that fucking egregiously stupid should HURT.

  • by NemoinSpace (1118137) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @03:18PM (#41124519) Journal
    stupid statement,
    Armstrong wasn't born in Kenya.
  • by JustOK (667959) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @03:38PM (#41124663) Journal

    You're thinking of Louis Armstrong.

  • Who? (Score:5, Funny)

    by TiggertheMad (556308) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @03:56PM (#41124783) Homepage Journal

    You're thinking of Louis Armstrong.

    You are getting people confused...Louis Armstrong was the guy who landed on the moon.

  • Re:Who? (Score:5, Funny)

    by JustOK (667959) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @04:01PM (#41124815) Journal

    That was Neil Diamond. That's why the Beatles wrote Loose Seals in the Sky with Diamond. Learn your archiology.

  • by Mister Transistor (259842) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @04:56PM (#41125169) Journal

    Fucking idiot. Don't you have a birth certificate to find or something?

  • Re:Who? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Concerned Onlooker (473481) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @04:57PM (#41125171) Homepage Journal

    "Learn your archiology."

    The Archies were another band entirely.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 25, 2012 @05:09PM (#41125257)

    Somebody had to be second.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 25, 2012 @05:29PM (#41125371)

    Neil Armstrong has truly been an inspiration to each and every one of us. What we wouldn't have done to be in his shoes when he made that One Small Step.

    Not a damn thing, personally. I'd have wrecked that lander the second I touched the yoke, assuming I hadn't literally shit my life into my pants on liftoff. Some jobs require specific men, and I'd no more want to have stood in his shoes than I'd want to stare down the defense line in an NFL game or suddenly realize I'm in the water halfway across the English Channel.

    Some men are special, and he was one of those few.

  • by bfandreas (603438) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @05:58PM (#41125519)
    Oh don't be shy. You can log in to reply, Buzz.
  • Re:Who? (Score:4, Funny)

    by muridae (966931) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @06:31PM (#41125699)
    No, you are thinking of Kenny Rogers; he wrote Loose Seals.
  • by dr_dank (472072) on Saturday August 25, 2012 @08:06PM (#41126167) Homepage Journal

    Michael Collins would chime in also, but he's busy circling the block.

  • by EdIII (1114411) on Sunday August 26, 2012 @01:12AM (#41127561)

    I thought of that scene in star wars where they rescue the princess from the death star and she sees the millennium falcon and says "You came here in that? You're braver than I thought!".

    I didn't take it as a real insult to the Millennium Falcon (always capitalized), just that Princess Leia was a little bit bitchy.

    What amazes me about that scene is how Han manages to keep his shit together and not throw her Hotness to Vader on the way out. Think about everything he had to deal with up to that point:

    - Effective death sentence from Jabba the Hut for losing a shipment
    - Stuck on a backwater planet just trying to get a drink and figure out what the fuck he is going to do next
    - Jedi, of all people, booking passage trying to get away from Imperials... and Imperials just love Jedi at this point.
    - Gay golden robot annoying as hell second guessing his decisions every other second
    - Sarcastic midget robot that just beeps all the time
    - Greedo, getting all up in his shit when he is trying to get the money to appease Jabba
    - It's implied... but you know Chewbacca probably shed like a mother fucker on that ship, lord help Han, when Chewy drops some super-fiber induced dump in the bathroom. Not a great idea to be burning matches in enclosed spaces with combustible gases on a star ship
    - Smart ass little blonde kid that has only seen that backwater planet, but already knows everything at 18.
    - The Death Star
    - Seriously, the fucking Death Star. What the fuck is that? A Star Destroyer was not big enough for the emperor, he needed a god damn movable planetoid full of storm troopers? Those same guys Han was just shooting at not moments before. You know the old saying... the Millennium Falcon may do the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs, but galactic communications are near instantaneous......
    - Tractor beam pulling him to the aforementioned planetoid of fuck my life.
    - Jail break goes horribly wrong. Han can't act for shit over the radio. Screws the pooch big time.
    - Her bitchiness. Kind of hot, Han knows she has a rough day, but seriously not even a little gratitude?
    - Stuck in a garbage compactor
    - What the fuck is that smell?
    - No.. No... What the fuck is in her with us
    - Garbage compactor is... well... compacting
    - Need Gay Golden Boy's help. Out of everyone Han knows, it's fucking Threepio that needs to nut up and come to the rescue
    - Sure.... I don't mind fighting a whole bunch of troops. You guys go ahead, me and Chewy are going to fuck their shit up

    - Bitch insults my ride just as we are about to get away.

    Yeah. I think Han was the very model of self restraint to still let her on the ship. I would of told Chewy to get the fuck on the ship and gone back to the bar alone.

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