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R.I.P Neil Armstrong

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Taedrin
Virtues Corporation
#41 - 2012-08-25 21:52:32 UTC
The end of a legend, an era.
Fenran
Arrow to the Sensor
#42 - 2012-08-25 22:01:21 UTC
During my lifetime I'll take tens of millions of steps, he achieved more for humanity in one than I'm ever likely to do in all of mine combined.

I'm looking at the moon right now, I hope that you'll all join me in raising a glass and offering a thought/prayer to one of the greatest and most humble humans to walk the earth, and the first to go beyond.

Fly safe, sir.
Kitty Bear
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#43 - 2012-08-25 22:11:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Kitty Bear
I was 4 way back then .... but I live in the UK and TV wasn't quite so widespread back then.
So i probably slept through it Ugh

He and his colleagues weren't just engineers or pilots, they were explorers.
They dared to ask "what's over there" and they dared to look.
Lord Arakkis
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#44 - 2012-08-25 22:11:49 UTC
A man who has seen things Ive only dreamed of. o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7 o7

Your still a child in the eyes of the universe

Paul Oliver
Doomheim
#45 - 2012-08-25 22:13:00 UTC
It is indeed saddening that the passion for exploration that fueled the hearts and minds of generations of not only americans but much of humanity has been subverted by budget cuts and public skepticism in an era of technological achievement that should be allowing us to venture out among the stars and colonize new worlds, but instead is used merely to send forth machines in our place. Here's hoping that someday that spirit of exploration may live again, and future generations of Neil Armstrongs may once more have the chance to make giant leaps for all mankind.
Its good to be [Gallente](http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1209/QEQlJ.jpg).
Nikko Jiangtibayan
Ghosts That Linger
#46 - 2012-08-25 22:16:02 UTC
If anyone had a right to be a bitter vet, it was him.

Maybe those big null sec alliances should put aside their differences for a week, and go explore everywhere. Maybe CCP should put something there for them to find.

Just a thought.


So long, Mr. Armstrong.

Hello...mate. 

Mizhir: "Brakes are for cowards and they makes the ship heavier."

DelBoy Trades
Trotter Independent Traders.
#47 - 2012-08-25 22:26:49 UTC
Benilopax wrote:
CCP, some kind of tribute to the first man on the moon please?

Agreed.
Chokichi Ozuwara wrote:
Do we still believe that there was a lunar landing? lol

Go away.



Damn nature, you scary!

Solstice Project
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#48 - 2012-08-25 22:42:15 UTC
All hail Buzz Aldrin !
Fiachra Shine
Pariah Army
#49 - 2012-08-25 23:02:44 UTC
Solstice Project wrote:
All hail Buzz Aldrin !


And the selfless, oft' forgotten Michael Collins.

All three were among humanity's bravest dreamers.

Fare well Mr. Armstrong. o7
Myxx
Incredible.
#50 - 2012-08-25 23:03:13 UTC
Fly safe, Neil. Thank you for all that you did and advocated for.
Josef Djugashvilis
#51 - 2012-08-25 23:05:27 UTC
Neil Armstrong, decent modest hero for mankind.

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Omega Sunset
Black.Omega
#52 - 2012-08-25 23:05:49 UTC
First we built bicycles, and those people went on to build aircraft, to then go on to build spaceships.
Now we strip our bicyclists of their victories, bankrupt the aeronautics industry, and mothball our only real fleet of spaceships.
I'm sure you are in a better place, Neil. RIP o7

—Ω—

Blue Binary
Polychoron
#53 - 2012-08-25 23:08:13 UTC
Sad o7
Josef Djugashvilis
#54 - 2012-08-25 23:09:09 UTC
Kitty Bear wrote:
I was 4 way back then .... but I live in the UK and TV wasn't quite so widespread back then.
So i probably slept through it Ugh

He and his colleagues weren't just engineers or pilots, they were explorers.
They dared to ask "what's over there" and they dared to look.


I was 14 at the time.

I did a school project on the Saturn V rocket. I have always liked 'space' since then.

This interest got me to try, and stick with Eve.

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Lysanne Reqetta
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#55 - 2012-08-25 23:15:09 UTC
I wanted to make a reference to that one time in that Mortal Engines book where they do a play about the moon landings a few thousands years and a few apocalypses in the future. But I couldn't find any details online and I don't have the book here.

Oh well. Fly safe, Space Hero.

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Alice Saki
Nocturnal Romance
Cynosural Field Theory.
#56 - 2012-08-25 23:24:04 UTC
o7

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Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#57 - 2012-08-26 00:05:26 UTC
CCP Guard wrote:
Original spacebro o7


It sucks to lose Neil, but wouldn't the original spacebro be Yuri Gagarin?
ctx2007
Wychwood and Wells
Beer needs you
#58 - 2012-08-26 00:20:36 UTC
Akirei Scytale wrote:
CCP Guard wrote:
Original spacebro o7


It sucks to lose Neil, but wouldn't the original spacebro be Yuri Gagarin?


Although Yuri was the first man in space he died in the 60's as a test pilot which was his actual career Sad

You only realise you life has been a waste of time, when you wake up dead.

Abon
Pandorum Research Incorporated
#59 - 2012-08-26 00:25:17 UTC
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Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#60 - 2012-08-26 00:36:10 UTC  |  Edited by: Akirei Scytale
ctx2007 wrote:
Akirei Scytale wrote:
CCP Guard wrote:
Original spacebro o7


It sucks to lose Neil, but wouldn't the original spacebro be Yuri Gagarin?


Although Yuri was the first man in space he died in the 60's as a test pilot which was his actual career Sad


Nearly all astronauts, on both sides of the race, were test pilots. The requirements were a large number of flight hours and a special kind of crazy, both of which all test pilots had, so the vast majority were selected from that pool.