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    Neil Armstrong passes

    "Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."


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    I was allowed to stay up to watch way back then. There goes my childhood which is now history. RIP Neil Armstrong. I so wanted to go into space.

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    The Eagle has departed to the moon and beyond God's Speed Good sir.

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    I will never now be able to see the moon on a clear night without winking at Neil Armstrong.

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    The sky isnt the limit.

    "As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember."

    "I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer,"

    "It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."

    "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."


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    Neil Armstrong was a true hero. Thanks for inspiring so many generations of people. Rest in peace.
    "If you're going through hell, keep going". Winston Churchill

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    Among all the billions and billions of people who have ever lived on earth, and all those yet to be born for as long as humans are in existence, there was only ever going to be one person who could be the first to set foot on soil other than that of earth.
    Only one person.
    And I watched that happen when I was eleven years old. I remember looking up to the moon and saying to myself "There is a man standing on it right now."
    Now that man is dead.
    And my tiny piece of the world isn't quite the same anymore.
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    When i heard that news on the radio last i couldn't help but feel a whole chunk of magic and inspiration had spilled from this planet. What or who's gonna fill that hole now i wonder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walnut View Post
    What or who's gonna fill that hole now i wonder?


    Hope is still out there. We're in for some really great achievements in the future, regardless of how bleak the outlook is now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtdcdxvNI1o&t=6m3s

    Personally I want to be a part of the next step. I quit pursuing art as a career in favor of going back to school for astrophysics. I want to help get us to Mars and beyond. We'll never be done exploring. No matter what the talking heads say. If it's "not profitable" then they can count their money on Earth while the rest of us go further than before. We'll find our own money and resources. There are plenty of private investors interested in space exploration.

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    Forget Mars, leave it as a wilderness reserve, lets get to the asteroids and start building thousands of new countries. Then when World War 3 comes theres a few hundred million people in space to rebuild.
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