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Originally posted by Maxmars
Well, it may little to anyone born after 1970, but this man was and remains a national hero.
It appears very stark that a man who represent the living memory of one of the finest moments in American history, pointing out the decay and fall of the organization responsible for crowning technical achievement of the 20th century.
"For a country that has invested so much for so long to achieve a leadership position in space exploration and exploitation, this condition is viewed by many as lamentably embarrassing and unacceptable."
Armstrong was part of a four-member panel of space experts who told lawmakers that NASA needs a stronger vision for the future and should focus on returning humans to the moon and to the International Space Station.
"A lead, however earnestly and expensively won, once lost, is nearly impossible to regain," said the US astronaut, now 81, who was commander of Apollo 11 and walked on the moon in 1969.
(visit the link for the full news article)
When 30 guys at an old desert airstrip can do what NASA does for pennies on the dollar and with a perfect safety record, you have a problem.
Originally posted by cosmicexplorer
oh im pretty sure we have some things that go to space that has nothing to do with nasa.....civilian groups are going to space....you really think civilian tech is that far ahead of military tech?
Originally posted by DerbyCityLights
Max, I feel the same way as Armstrong does. It was far beyond stupid to retire the Space Shuttle program without a viable replacement ready to step in. The bad thing is, NASA's next incarnation of space travel doesnt even include a vehicle for low earth orbit! The Shuttle replacement is designed to go to asteroids and Mars, but no love for the Moon...
Originally posted by 2PLUS2IS22
Is this video legit, or is that an Armstrong Impersonator?
"It's probably a fake Bible" wow what a lame excuse to get out of admitting he never walked on the moon
(a youtube poster's reply to the video)