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    Neil Armstrong, astronaut and first man to walk on the moon, has died in the U.S. aged 82 following complications after a coronary bypass. As the commander of Apollo 11, he stepped on to the moon on 20 July 1969, and uttered the now immortal words "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". For the next 3 hours, he and colleague Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin did a moon walk and collected samples to bring back to earth. He was a naval aviator from 1949-1952 and saw action in the Korean war, before being assigned to the space programme which was in its' infancy. The moon landing and moon walk was probably the most daring achievement of the 20th century, and although it gave Armstrong world-wide fame, he was a very private man and maintained a dignified privacy until the end.

    Most of us remember where we were when the landing took place. Me ? I was on a mosquito ridden island in the Carribean called Anguilla, along with the parachute regiment, the met police and some other marines, quelling a so-called rebellion after they burnt down the governors house and sent the local police fleeing to a neighbouring island. Happy days . Where were you ??
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    I was a schoolboy in Houston Texas, several of my classmates had parents that worked for NASA there.
    Our neighborhood was right across the road from mission control.




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    I was a computer programmer for Capitol Records, who had the contract to produce and distribute the Beatles Apple Records, and going to college at night under the GI bill. At the time of the moon landing, the Beatles great Abbey Road album was being produced and released in October. Long live the 33 vinyls.
    May Mr. Armstrong rest in peace.

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    I was in my final year of university. Royal Air Force University for Air Traffic control and flight Navigation. Royal Air Force station Shawbury, Shropshire, we were very fortunate to have had a link into operations. One, of the few nights we wanted to work the grave yard shift Brilliant Jockey and Shot gun on that trip I am sure the world will miss, one of the most celebrated, private men. history was written here, his fame was a one off never to be repeated. ( Well with the moon anyway) RIP.
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    I will allways rememmber that day...when he first walked on the moon...he was...a real hero

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    A certain professor, who wished to remain anonymous, was engaged in a discussion with Neil Armstrong during a NASA symposium.

    Professor: What REALLY happened out there with Apollo 11?

    Armstrong: It was incredible, of course we had always known there was a possibility, the fact is, we were warned off! (by the Aliens). There was never any question then of a space station or a moon city.

    Professor: How do you mean "warned off"?

    Armstrong: I can't go into details, except to say that their ships were far superior to ours both in size and technology - Boy, were they big!... and menacing! No, there is no question of a space station.

    Professor: But NASA had other missions after Apollo 11?

    Armstrong: Naturally-NASA was committed at that time, and couldn't risk panic on Earth. But it really was a quick scoop and back again.

    Armstrong confirmed that the story was true but refused to go into further detail, beyond admitting that the CIA was behind the cover-up.
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    "I guess you want to do it again..."

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    ^^ The ultimate laughable conspiracy theory. ^^

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    IN CASE YOU DIDN'T ALREADY KNOW THIS LITTLE TIDBIT OF TRIVIA....

    ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE,
    NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.

    HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, "THAT'S ONE SMALL
    STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," WERE TELEVISED TO
    EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.*

    BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC
    REMARK - "GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY".

    MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGHT IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING
    SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT. HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS
    NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS.

    OVER THE YEARS, MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE
    - 'GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY' STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS
    JUST SMILED.

    ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY , FLORIDA , WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS
    FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26-YEAR-OLD QUESTION
    TO ARMSTRONG. THIS TIME HE FINALLY RESPONDED. MR. GORSKY HAD DIED,
    SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.

    IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN , HE WAS
    PLAYING BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD. HIS FRIEND HIT
    THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR'S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM
    WINDOW. HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY.
    AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY

    SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY "SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX
    WHEN THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON!"


    TRUE STORY. It broke the place up.

    (Sorry for the CAPS. It was a copy and paste)
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    Poor Mr.Gorsky

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