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axeeugene
08-25-2012, 03:57 PM
Watch These.

Tranquility Base (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMINSD7MmT4)

A Pale Blue Dot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wZ1sp4lN4I&feature=related)

40th Anniversary (http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Apollo11F)

"Monochrome" by The Sundays (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QEtyms1sGU)

An Ending (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjN_XI_T-jY)

Calexico
08-26-2012, 07:28 AM
Huge loss. He was a sort of early hero to me. I was very young but I remember the hubbub and general excitement in our apartment in NYC and the many people gathered around the tv to watch the proceedings.

The Sundays track is wonderful. Here's another for you.

The Space Race Is Over (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Yubitl5nk)

Haggischomper
08-27-2012, 11:26 AM
An ACTUAL, genuine hero and legend

axeeugene
08-27-2012, 12:25 PM
And celebration of him is strikingly muted, which - although he would probably appreciate himself - I find quite sad, especially considering the paroxysms the media went into when mere marketeer and creativity thief Steve Jobs bought it.

Armstrong deserves the highest honors, respect, and attention we can bestow upon him, and if you wish to memorialize him, here's what his family had to say:

"For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil, we have a simple request. Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink."

So it seems class is genetic.

JoMama
08-27-2012, 07:50 PM
Neil begged off celebrity for a reason lost on so many of our generation. He didn't want to sign autographs or make any sort of false-glory or commercialization of his place in history, but directed all praise elsewhere. Truly a class individual.

"To the moon, Alice!":

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-burrus/neil-armstrong-and-doing-_b_1836259.html