Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

There are 23 comments on the WTOP-FM Washington story from Aug 25, 2012, titled Neil Armstrong. In it, WTOP-FM Washington reports that:

In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, file photo provided by NASA, Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong speaks at a celebration dinner honoring John Glenn in Columbus, Ohio.

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Since: Feb 07

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#1 Aug 26, 2012
Rest In Peace
A Grateful Nation and Humanity Mourns for this Man.
Mr. Neil Armstrong
mike

United States

#2 Aug 26, 2012
RayOne wrote:
Rest In Peace
A Grateful Nation and Humanity Mourns for this Man.
Mr. Neil Armstrong
AMEN at the request of the family go out and wink at the moon-for NEIL...
CONSERVATIVE

Lula, GA

#3 Aug 27, 2012
An American hero if ever there was one! God Bless you Neil!
Election 2012

Washington, DC

#4 Aug 28, 2012
Real shame that NBC reported Neil Young had passed away instead. Duh.

http://www.studiobriefing.net/2012/08/nbc-get...
mike

United States

#5 Aug 28, 2012
Election 2012 wrote:
Real shame that NBC reported Neil Young had passed away instead. Duh.
http://www.studiobriefing.net/2012/08/nbc-get...
Everybody makes mistakes..
Election 2012

Washington, DC

#6 Aug 29, 2012
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Everybody makes mistakes..
They have less credibility than you do.
mike

Crossville, TN

#7 Aug 29, 2012
Election 2012 wrote:
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They have less credibility than you do.
OK thats enough-a great man died and your injectin g politics dont cheapen this mans death by doing that..
Reality Check

Farmingdale, NY

#8 Aug 31, 2012
Apparently Neil Armstrong used to tell unfunny jokes about the moon, and follow them up with Ah, I guess you had to be there."
mike

United States

#9 Sep 1, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
Apparently Neil Armstrong used to tell unfunny jokes about the moon, and follow them up with Ah, I guess you had to be there."
Say you planning to tie rope around his coffin.Your one of those who believes about the worst of anybody and just because didnt do a song and dance about is flight well tough he handled his fame correctly and did a lot of good things so tell me what did you do with your life...
Chuck

Hicksville, NY

#10 Sep 1, 2012
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Say you planning to tie rope around his coffin.Your one of those who believes about the worst of anybody and just because didnt do a song and dance about is flight well tough he handled his fame correctly and did a lot of good things so tell me what did you do with your life...
He banged yomama.
mike

Crossville, TN

#11 Sep 1, 2012
Chuck wrote:
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He banged yomama.
Why are there idiots who got to got to cheap shots and low blows just that they think theyre funny.Iguess this guy hates his mother that why he talks about others not much of a man i guess in him.....

Since: Feb 07

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#12 Sep 1, 2012
This is a great night to honor Mr. Armstrong.
The next 'blue moon' will not be for a long time.
Reality Check

Brentwood, NY

#13 Sep 1, 2012
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Say you planning to tie rope around his coffin.Your one of those who believes about the worst of anybody and just because didnt do a song and dance about is flight well tough he handled his fame correctly and did a lot of good things so tell me what did you do with your life...
What the hell is wrong with you? Your brain is too tense, 2/10's the size of normal. If you don't want to honor Neil but bitch about everything go take a long walk on the moon without oxygen.
Reality Check

Brentwood, NY

#14 Sep 1, 2012
mike wrote:
<quoted text>Everybody makes mistakes..
Yes you do!
mike

United States

#15 Sep 2, 2012
Reality Check wrote:
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What the hell is wrong with you? Your brain is too tense, 2/10's the size of normal. If you don't want to honor Neil but bitch about everything go take a long walk on the moon without oxygen.
Im not the one doing the bitching.Its clowns out there who cant handle doing anything with their lives and are jealous because NEIL did something with his and to say im bitching its you whose been walking around without oxygen.
Reality Check

Brentwood, NY

#16 Sep 2, 2012
New York times honors Neil Armstrongs death

http://www.kulfoto.com/interesting-things/286...
mike

United States

#18 Sep 3, 2012
PESCroate wrote:
He was just one test pilot of man. Not special in any way.
If he'd caught cold that day someone else would be the "hero"
NEIL would agree with you as he never tooted his horn as a matter of fact it was almost PETE CONRAD who got the nod-when the crews of APOLLOs 8 and 9 WERE SWITCHED their backups went with them as a result ARMSTRONG flew 11 and CONRAD 12
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#19 Sep 3, 2012
RayOne wrote:
This is a great night to honor Mr. Armstrong.
The next 'blue moon' will not be for a long time.
Three years or less.

Not a long time.

There were other things honored all over the world.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#20 Sep 3, 2012
mike wrote:
<quoted text>NEIL would agree with you as he never tooted his horn as a matter of fact it was almost PETE CONRAD who got the nod-when the crews of APOLLOs 8 and 9 WERE SWITCHED their backups went with them as a result ARMSTRONG flew 11 and CONRAD 12
Do we know why the swithing?

Btw, Armstrong is his stepfather's name. Neil never met his biological father who had deserted him.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#21 Sep 3, 2012
More on the switching, from Wikipedia:

However, continued LM production problems meant that the D Mission would not be able to fly until the spring of 1969, so NASA officials created another mission for Apollo 8 using the Saturn V to launch only the CSM on the first manned flight to orbit the Moon, and the E Mission was cancelled as unnecessary. Since McDivitt's crew had trained for the first LM mission, and he expressed the personal desire to fly it, the Borman and McDivitt crews were swapped, and the D mission became Apollo 9.

The crew swap also affected who would be the first crew to land on the Moon; when the crews for Apollo 8 and 9 were swapped, their backup crews were also swapped. Since the rule of thumb was for backup crews to fly as prime crew three missions later, this put Neil Armstrong's crew (Borman's backup) in position for the first landing mission Apollo 11 instead of Pete Conrad's crew, who made the second landing on Apollo 12.

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