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08-25-2012, 08:38 PM
Neil Armstrong passed away today .
one of my hero's .
this photo was taken after he walked on the moon.

Apollo 11

Armstrong, Collins , Aldrin


08-25-2012, 08:41 PM


Only 9 other men walked on the moon after Armstrong.

Dave Martell
08-25-2012, 08:51 PM
Sad :(

08-25-2012, 08:52 PM
Only 9 other men walked on the moon after Armstrong.

Actually, 11 more. (Hubby knew the exact number.)

-- Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11, 1969

— Edwin ‘‘Buzz’’ Aldrin, Apollo 11, 1969

— Charles ‘‘Pete’’ Conrad, Apollo 12, 1969

— Alan L. Bean, Apollo 12, 1969

— Alan Shepard, Apollo 14, 1971

— Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14, 1971

— David Scott, Apollo 15, 1971

— James B. Irwin, Apollo 15, 1971

— John Young, Apollo 16, 1972

— Charles M. Duke Jr., Apollo 16, 1972

— Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17, 1972

— Harrison ‘‘Jack’’ Schmitt, Apollo 17, 1972

08-25-2012, 08:56 PM
Thank you Steeley, as always, for posting. My uncle flew in Korea for the Navy around the same time as NA. He remained a pilot all his life, and quite a few years later introduced me to Neil Armstrong. I don't remember the year, but it would have been after the x-15 flights, but before the Space program got serious.

08-25-2012, 09:01 PM
I stand corrected 11

WOW Neal your dad was a fighter pilot and you meet Armstrong too cool.

08-25-2012, 09:12 PM
Not quite as close as that Steeley....It was my uncle, who was a bomber pilot. But yeah....I met Armstrong when I was very young. My uncle was out of the Navy at that point...flying corporate and doing airshows on the side, plus racing when he could afford it.

08-25-2012, 09:53 PM
Apollo was a much taller vehicle than the shuttle. When the launch pad was modified for shuttle, they chopped the top off and put the pieces in a field.




"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying." Neil Armstrong