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    Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong passed away today .
    one of my hero's .
    this photo was taken after he walked on the moon.
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    Apollo 11
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    Armstrong, Collins , Aldrin

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    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    Only 9 other men walked on the moon after Armstrong.
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    Quote Originally Posted by steeley View Post
    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
    Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller

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    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.

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    I stand corrected 11

    WOW Neal your dad was a fighter pilot and you meet Armstrong too cool.
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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    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.

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    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.

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