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junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   8/26/2012 9:23:12 PM
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The best orbit I've read on Armstrong so far. Understated; a touch of humanity ( I didn't know about his daughter Karen) but most of all, it speaks of Armstrong's desire to see the moon walk not as a one-time event but as continuim of science and engineering.

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Patk0317   8/27/2012 3:57:16 AM
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I remember watching the event live on a black and white TV. It was an all too brief respite from Vietnam and other political issues of the day. It was an event that likely inspired a lot of engineers to be.

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rick merritt   8/27/2012 6:01:57 AM
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I too remember watching that moment as a kid on a B&W TV. One of the great things about working for EE Times is you sometimes get to meet or interview people who have shaped some such historic moment. Thanks for bringing back a realistic and vivid portrait of the real Neil.

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Sheetal.Pandey   8/27/2012 10:46:29 AM
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I guess Neil's is the one of the well known personalities across globe. Its sad that he passed away unexpectedly.

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Robotics Developer   8/27/2012 12:55:03 PM
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I too remember watching on B&W TV the grainy video of the first lunar walk and the subsequent excursions, what struck me was: the expansion of the possibilities for mankind that this represented. I can not imagine keeping my perspective if that had been me and not Neil, he must have been truly humble. He and his generation will be missed!

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george.leopold   8/27/2012 1:11:34 PM
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While he shunned the limelight, Neil Armstrong often said that he was pleased to hear that he had inspired so many. Many of those inspired were surely engineers.

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Sanjib.A   8/27/2012 4:52:43 PM
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He is a hero and will remain as a hero in the hearts of many around the world. The first news I read in today's newspaper in India was this. Not a good news to start the day with. I recalled my childhood days, when I learned about him that he was the first person to walk on the moon much before I was born! As I had a childhood dream to be a pilot and to fly to space, it used to fascinate me. If I recall correctly, what I read in the newspaper about him was: he learned to fly at the age of 15, much before he got his driving license!

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Brian Fuller2   8/27/2012 6:33:18 PM
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Fabulous tribute, George. (And BTW, a great lead on that 2000 story!). Armstrong shares with most engineers what really is a key to success: a humility. The problems and challenges are always there, always bigger than we are, and we can only hope to string together a series of successes in a lifelong effort at technological improvement. In 1969, my parents called me inside from whatever diversion I was doing outside. We sat on the couch and stared at our black-and-white Magnavox as Armstrong descended to the moon. Today, we're about to launch the era of private space flight and exploration, which we can watch live on our cellphones. Here's to Armstrong and an army of engineers who keep pushing the rock downfield.

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krh   8/28/2012 4:54:21 AM
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Makes me think of the song "Rocket Man". But Mr. Armstrong, I would change one lyric of that song...we all know the man you were...RIP

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george.leopold   8/28/2012 3:27:11 PM
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To remember Neil Armstrong and all the engineers of Apollo, we are preparing a a slideshow for later this week that will serve as a kind of reprise of our 2009 Apollo digital edition. That edition marked the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Below is a link to the Apollo digital edition: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cmp/eetimes_apollo_20090720/#/1/OnePage

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