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Sanjib.A
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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