Sunday, August 26, 2012

Family, Astronauts, NASA, Nation Mourn Neil Armstrong



Source: NASA. 


John Glenn: Neil Armstrong's Skill And Dedication 'Was Just Exemplary'

By MARCIA DUNN 08/25/12 05:50 PM ET AP

John Glenn Neil Armstrong
In this Jan. 25, 2012 photo, Sen. John Glenn speaks during an interview at his office in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) 
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, said Neil Armstrong dedicated himself to his country and will always be remembered for pioneering the way to the moon.
In a phone interview Saturday with The Associated Press, Glenn said he will miss Armstrong and noted that he was a close friend. The two astronauts – arguably NASA's most famous – both hailed from Ohio.


Sources: Associated Press, Huffington Post.

August 25, 2012 5:07 PM 

Obama, Buzz Aldrin remember Armstrong


Updated 5:54 PM ET

(CBS/AP) President Obama and former astronauts Buzz Aldrin, John Glenn and Michael Collins are among those remembering Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, who died Saturday at the age of 82.


Sources: Associated Press, CBS.

Aug 25, 2012

Obama, Romney hail Neil Armstrong's 'small step' 


By Catalina Camia, USA TODAY
Updated 37m ago
President Obama and Mitt Romney mourned the passing of Neil Armstrong, hailing the first man to walk on the moon as a great American hero.


Source: USA Today.

Colleagues and Stargazers Hail Armstrong After Death

Word of the death of Neil Armstrong on Saturday afternoon triggered a torrent of responses on social media, many of them praising the first man to walk on the moon for his inspirational courage enveloped in a humble demeanor.
Other astronauts, entrepreneurs and stargazers from around the world went online to salute Mr. Armstrong, who died at 82 after heart bypass surgery. NASA posted its condolences on Facebook and Twitter, along with a statement from Charles Bolden, the administrator of the agency, that said in part: “Besides being one of America’s greatest explorers, Neil carried himself with a grace and humility that was an example to us all. When President Kennedy challenged the nation to send a human to the moon, Neil Armstrong accepted without reservation.”


Source: The New York Times.

NASA Administrator Statement on Neil Armstrong's Death


Source: NASA.

Previous Blog Posts --

2012 August 25:

1st Man on Moon Dies at 82



2012 August 12:

1st Man on Moon Recovering from Cardiac Bypass Surgery



2009 July 20:

Glenn A. Walsh's Personal Remembrance of Apollo 11 Mission


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