RIP Neil Armstrong

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  1. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    Aug 25, 2012

    He will never be forgotten... One Giant Leap

    RIP
     
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    Agreed.
     
  4. smalltowngal

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    So sad to read this. :(
     
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    For my family this is devastating news. Neil Armstrong, NASA, the space program, and all the other astonauts have played an important role in shaping my life and the life of my kids. I remember watching Neil and Buzz walking on the moon that July summer of 1969.

    Along with Neil Armstrong's many accomplishments he was also a teacher. Instead of living the life of celebrity, he taught aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

    I often use Neil Armstrong and many other astronauts in my lessons as an example of sacrifice, accomplishment, and civility.

    From "High Flight" -

    and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
    the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
    put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
     
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    The Eagle has landed.
     
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    God bless..he flew among the stars and now he can reach them.
     
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    I was at a board game event today and one man in particular there was very sad to hear this. He credits Armstrong with inspiring him to go into the Air Force as a pilot. I talked about how Sally Ride had similarly influenced me as a young woman to be able to do whatever I wanted to do when I grew up. We were both sad that the space program has lost two great icons this year, and that with the diminished status of the space program now, kids today won't grow up with heroes like that.
     
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    Sad...
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  10. Missy

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    A famous Ohioan gone; although he didn't make many public appearances, he was such a gentleman and and so humble.
     
  11. Aliceacc

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    How heartbreaking.
     
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    So sad. May he rest in peace.
     
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    I have one former student who will be very sad. Neil Armstrong was his hero, even in third grade. He was such an inspiration.
     

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