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Statement from the Family of Neil A. Armstrong (spaceref.com)
173 points by ColinWright on Aug 25, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments



HN will be full of reports of Armstrong's passing. Here is how his family has asked he be remembered:

    For those who may ask what they can do to honor Neil,
    we have a simple request. Honor his example of service,
    accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk
    outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down
    at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.


The Mare Tranquillitatis is easy to spot, even with the naked eye. The landing was at the bottom left of it, from our point of view. I've been looking at it for a while now - we've got a beautiful view of it here in Belgium.


Here is the Google Moon view of his landing site:

http://www.google.com/moon/#lat=2.460181&lon=23.708496&#...


Google should send a lander up there for a street view.


Fascinating, thank you! I wasn't even aware this existed.


That is beautiful. Gives me chills. Very sad to see Mr. Armstrong go, but his legacy will be remembered as long as the moon is.


Now we never know the truth about the moon landing.


Get out.


I think it was a joke. Regardless, the correct response is to say nothing.


Nope ... Buzz's response is the correct one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wcrkxOgzhU




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