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R.I.P Neil Armstrong

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Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#61 - 2012-08-26 00:54:08 UTC  |  Edited by: Jonah Gravenstein
Akirei Scytale wrote:
CCP Guard wrote:
Original spacebro o7


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


Technically true, Gargarin was the first man in space, Armstrong was the first man to set foot on another ball of rock. Both epic achievements that will go down in history. Either way they were both original spacebros.

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Lord Arakkis
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#62 - 2012-08-26 01:02:48 UTC
Paul Oliver wrote:
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.



I agree with a lot of what you say to a point. But with the monumental costs for putting one man into space, let alone a group to attempt colonization is colossal. I do however hope that funds are restored for the exploration of our universe. Next thing to look forward to is the probe that will approach the largest known asteroid in our galaxy somewhere around 2015.

I do hope to live to see the day where a person can pay for a ticket to moon/mars vaction resort.

Your still a child in the eyes of the universe

Fiachra Shine
Pariah Army
#63 - 2012-08-26 01:12:51 UTC
Lord Arakkis wrote:
Paul Oliver wrote:
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.



I agree with a lot of what you say to a point. But with the monumental costs for putting one man into space, let alone a group to attempt colonization is colossal. I do however hope that funds are restored for the exploration of our universe. Next thing to look forward to is the probe that will approach the largest known asteroid in our galaxy somewhere around 2015.

I do hope to live to see the day where a person can pay for a ticket to moon/mars vaction resort.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUiwTubYu0
Kathen Darkmoore
Brutor Tribe
#64 - 2012-08-26 01:20:56 UTC
R.I.P. Neil Armstrong.

You opened the eyes of the world to something amazing, you wont be forgotten.
Herr Wilkus
Aggressive Salvage Services LLC
#65 - 2012-08-26 01:24:01 UTC
A great American.

He could have capitalized on his fame, slapped his name on any product he chose - but chose modesty instead.
Result - he could have walked down any street in the US and not even been recognized.

But fame is a funny thing.
Actors, Presidents, CEOs, Athletes - so many of them seem important today in the here and now.

But.....2000 years from now, who will be remembered?

I guarantee that people will STILL know the name of the first man to walk on the moon.

Aside from Albert Einstein and one or two others, I can't imagine many 20th Century figures achieving that level of immortality.




Lord Arakkis
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#66 - 2012-08-26 01:38:53 UTC
Fiachra Shine wrote:
Lord Arakkis wrote:
Paul Oliver wrote:
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.



I agree with a lot of what you say to a point. But with the monumental costs for putting one man into space, let alone a group to attempt colonization is colossal. I do however hope that funds are restored for the exploration of our universe. Next thing to look forward to is the probe that will approach the largest known asteroid in our galaxy somewhere around 2015.

I do hope to live to see the day where a person can pay for a ticket to moon/mars vaction resort.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMUiwTubYu0


Im going to give this a good look when i get home from work

Your still a child in the eyes of the universe

Agaetis Byrjun Endalaust
#67 - 2012-08-26 01:42:06 UTC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNuSD49chY8

R.I.P.

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Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#68 - 2012-08-26 01:44:01 UTC
o7

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Oraac Ensor
#69 - 2012-08-26 01:48:01 UTC
o7
Charles Baker
Aliastra
Gallente Federation
#70 - 2012-08-26 02:12:54 UTC
He didn't just inspire a generation, but all generations who have followed in his footsteps and all generations to come, a true example of the best human qualities.

Rest in peace.
Frying Doom
#71 - 2012-08-26 02:42:02 UTC
R.I.P. Neil Armstrong.

Like so many who risked all in this planet's space programs, heroes one and all.

He will be missed but his contributions to humanity will live on.

Any spelling, grammatical and punctuation errors are because frankly, I don't care!!

Autoz
Doomheim
#72 - 2012-08-26 03:06:51 UTC
Not gonna lie I thought the news said Lance Armstrong died
Virgin Slayer
Elder Race of Man
#73 - 2012-08-26 03:26:33 UTC
I was 8 years old in July 1969. Watched the US space program from about the age of 5. Another childhood hero gone to the dusts of time. Fly safe, old friend!

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Bommel McMurdoc
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#74 - 2012-08-26 03:36:16 UTC
(Nimoy Voice)

"Space, the Final frontier, These are the Voyages of Apallo 11; It's continuing mission, to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations; To boldly go, where no one.... has ever gone.... before."

o7 Farewell Neil Armstrong, You shall be forever remembered in Mankind's History.
Ana Vyr
Vyral Technologies
#75 - 2012-08-26 03:47:05 UTC
o7

RIP Neil.
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Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#76 - 2012-08-26 03:48:10 UTC
Removed some off topic and political posts from this thread.

On topic, farewell Mr Armstrong, fly safe sir o7

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WakeTurbulence
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#77 - 2012-08-26 03:50:25 UTC
RIP Commander Armstrong -

A true FC and the first man to get actual moongoo on his boots!

Thank-you for your pioneering spirit and the "giant leap"

Bommel McMurdoc
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#78 - 2012-08-26 04:07:51 UTC
Akirei Scytale wrote:
CCP Guard wrote:
Original spacebro o7


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


heh, If you want to be technical about that and if you are a firm believer in Darwin, Perhaps Albert II was the Origional Space Bro. Big smile
Paul Oliver
Doomheim
#79 - 2012-08-26 04:19:06 UTC
In memory of Laika, the original space pooch.
Its good to be [Gallente](http://dl.eve-files.com/media/1209/QEQlJ.jpg).
Ma'kal
Ni Industries
Requiem Eternal
#80 - 2012-08-26 04:25:34 UTC
*raises a glass of spiced wine*

Here is to a man that every boy wishes he did what this man has done.

RIP Mr. Armstrong