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  •  I didn't. (10+ / 0-)

    When I was 6 I wanted to be a rocket pilot--because they hadn't invented words like astronaut or cosmonaut (or even sputnik) yet.

    I was 20 when Eagle landed & after Apollo 8-9-10 the landing itself seemed to me almost anticlimactic--& it's fascinating now to read how close run a thing it was. The guys I thought of as heroes were Shepard & Grissom & Glenn (& Gagarin & Titov--I didn't care which flag was on their suits so long as they were Homo sapiens).

    If Armstrong's final days were anything like those of my dad (who also died of complications from a multiple bypass in his 85th year) then I will add him to the list of those who deserved far, far better.

    Tranquility Base--let us hope so. RIP Neil.

    Fuck the mythical “moral high ground”. There’s plenty of time to shower after the election. (h/t danah gaz (fka gaz) @ Balloon-Juice)

    by Uncle Cosmo on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 03:44:33 PM PDT

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