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Originally posted by seabhac-rua
Originally posted by r2d246
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
Very sad news. He had just gone through a heart operation so I wonder if it is related to that. He perhaps was the most famous man in the world after setting down as the first man on the moon. It was a fantastic achievement then and continues to be the furthest humanity has traveled in person in our Solar System.
More to follow.
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Funny thing.... the scientist who invented many of the first soviet rockets that launched there first satalites and orbitors etc etc also died in the hands of dr's, Only for him it was on the operating table. Good way to keep secrets. Just make it look like they died while trying to get care. Like perfect cover up to a possible whistle blower.
I take it you're referring to Sergei Korolev? That man was invaluable to the Soviet space program, it is absolutely ludicrous to think they murdered him, and in such a way. If the Russians wanted you dead, they didn't bother with trying to hide it, they just done you in and that was that.
Funny thing.... is how some peoples minds work, or rather, how they don't.
edit on 26-8-2012 by seabhac-rua because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jaynkeel
Can't help but wondering how many secrets went to that grave..... RIP .
State funerals, held in the US capital Washington DC, are steeped in tradition and usually only held for former presidents, the last being Gerald Ford in 2006. The last non-president to be granted one was Gen Douglas MacArthur, the Second World War and Korean War soldier, in 1964, five years before Armstrong landed on the moon. Such an event typically involves pall-bearers from five branches of the US Armed Forces, a series of artillery salutes, a fly-past and a number of bands and choirs. The flag-draped coffin is taken in a horse-drawn gun-carriage and placed in the Capitol rotunda for a public viewing, and a service is held at the Washington National Cathedral. Bill Johnson, a Republican congressman from Armstrong's home state of Ohio, led calls for the astronaut to get a similar honour.
"I ask President Obama to hold a state funeral for Neil Armstrong so that every American may pay tribute to this groundbreaking hero," he said. "His first step on the moon showed the world that Americans can do anything." However, Mr Armstrong, a former US Navy test pilot, was a determinedly private figure who granted few interviews and shunned publicity. His family may object to a public funeral. A private service is expected to be held on Thursday or Friday.
Originally posted by TWILITE22
reply to post by seabhac-rua
I stand corrected,still a very cool picture.
Thanks,are there any of Neil's footprints that are not misidentified?because google is identifying Buzzes as Neil's?