The First of a Few

anneliese_32(6)August 25, 2012

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

Neil Armstrong

RIP or if you want to, roam the stars.

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don_socal

Well said. Visualizing him hopping to the next adventure.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:25PM
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mawheel

I was shocked to learn he had died "from complications related to heart bypass surgery". Nowadays, it seems so safe and almost routine, but I know that is never really the case.

Anneliese, I hope he is "roaming the stars".

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 8:58PM
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west_gardener

His footprints are history both on earth and space.
I remembered don_socal's post, blending sci-fi and reality.
Very interesting.

Here is a link that might be useful: don_socal on Armstrong

    Bookmark   August 25, 2012 at 11:41PM
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west_gardener

I remember that day. We lived in our first house in CA. DH's parents came to visit and we sat glued to our tiny tv. After the landing, we went outside, hung the flag and took a family pic to mark the day.
The family pic is posted. Sorry about the quality, but back then I did not know much about how to preserve pics.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2012 at 9:06PM
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lilosophie

Beautiful picture W.G.! Such a fantastic occasion

    Bookmark   August 27, 2012 at 12:24AM
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