Neil Armstrong RIP

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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Dotsie » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:25 pm

RIP :(
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:28 pm

R.I.P
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Catch-up » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:29 am

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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby spideyGirl » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:56 am

R.I.P :( :(
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:36 pm

Neil Armstrong's family have said the following:

For those who may ask what they can do to honour Neil, we have a simple
request. Honour 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.
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby raisindot » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:10 pm

R.I.P. A great man who never let his amazing accomplishment go to his head.


Interesting sidenote: Audio engineers have recently discovered that Armstrong's had written his famous line as:

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

They've theorized that in the actual transmission static or whatever from left out the 'a,' resulting in a quote that, while, semantically incorrect (since 'man' and 'mankind' would be synonymous in this context), was far more dramatic and effective in conveying the enormity of the moment.
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby michelanCello » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:57 pm

We were in the middle of the Maskarade when the news got in... it's so sad! :(

R.I.P.!
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Penfold » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:55 am

What mC said. RIP Neil. :(
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:42 am

Very sad - RIP :cry:
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Sjoerd3000 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:09 am

:cry:

RIP Neil :(
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:06 am

raisindot wrote:R.I.P. A great man who never let his amazing accomplishment go to his head.


Interesting sidenote: Audio engineers have recently discovered that Armstrong's had written his famous line as:

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

They've theorized that in the actual transmission static or whatever from left out the 'a,' resulting in a quote that, while, semantically incorrect (since 'man' and 'mankind' would be synonymous in this context), was far more dramatic and effective in conveying the enormity of the moment.



I wonder how it would have come across if he'd gone "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"?

:lol:
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby raisindot » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:55 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:
raisindot wrote:

Interesting sidenote: Audio engineers have recently discovered that Armstrong's had written his famous line as:

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




I wonder how it would have come across if he'd gone "Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee"?

:lol:


Could've been worse...it could've been "Oh ssshhh**************t!" (Sorry, maybe too soon. We love you, Neil).
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:58 pm

What did make me smile was a joke newspaper website, with a headline that Mr Armstrong's death was faked!

Sorry, but it appeals to my sense of humour.
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:03 pm

My thought when I read about the "one small step" was that the reason the message got messed up was because Doctor Who had inserted his own message in that speech. :?
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Re: Neil Armstrong RIP

Postby raisindot » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:46 pm

Tonyblack wrote:My thought when I read about the "one small step" was that the reason the message got messed up was because Doctor Who had inserted his own message in that speech. :?



Okay, do we need to create something called "Quartermass's Law:" Any discussion of just about anything science related on this board will inevitably lead to a Dr. Who reference? :lol:
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