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Space legend Neil Armstrong dies

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  1. GRENDEL

    GRENDEL Contributing Member

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    Why RIP Neil Armstrong Is Trending One Year Later

    Famed astronaut Neil Armstrong died… but back in 2012, so while it’s sad, it’s also not exactly news. And in whichever high esteem we hold Neil Armstrong for his lofty place in history and epic moonwalk, it seems our own memories are so short that we totally forgot he’s been dead for a year and change.

    When Neil Armstrong died in 2012, it was a big news story, and the scientific community in particular mourned the man who became the face of America’s new frontier in space. In light of that, it’s a little bit sad that no one remembered we mourned his loss last year. However, over on Twitter and Facebook, “RIP Neil Armstrong” is being shared and re-tweeted, and we suppose it’s cool to have the man who gave so much to science back in the news, even if his death isn’t news by strict definition.

    Some have remembered Neil Armstrong a year after his death with kind condolences, and one person tweeted: “A bashful Galahad who inspired us all has passed away – RIP Neil Armstrong http://nyti.ms/145CdP7” A second said: “The Eagle has landed. R.I.P. Neil Armstrong” Another wanted to know who started it: “So who is responsible for making Neil Armstrong’s death go viral a year after he died?” Others took to Twitter to joke about the RIP Neil Armstrong confusion, quipping:

    As far as why Neil Armstrong’s death re-trended on social media, we have a theory as to how it may have happened. Very popular science and social media entity “I F***ing Love Science” tweeted to mark the anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s death — which may have been misread by some as an announcement:

    As RIP Neil Armstrong continues to trend, we have to say that here at the Inquisitr, this is the first Twitter “death hoax” we’ve seen posthumously.

    http://www.inquisitr.com/923440/why-rip-neil-armstrong-is-trending-one-year-later/

    I'll admit, it popped up on Twitter and I didn't know he'd died last year, or didn't remember at least.....
     
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  2. Yonkers

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    Wow. RIP to an American Legend. RIP to JFK too.
     
  3. Mr. Brightside

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    Is there any conclusive proof that Neil Armstrong actually walked on the moon? Or is it just hearsay?
     
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  5. No Worries

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    <img src="http://inktank.fi/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Neil-Armstrong-on-the-moon-1969.jpg" width="512px"/>

    Youngens might remember this better ...

    <img src="http://www.jenx67.com/wp-content/uploads/blogger/-8OtiJooLjSI/UDqcS9wvpyI/AAAAAAAAOhw/fqRcXQ3fOTY/s640/mtv-man-on-moon-640.jpg" width="512px" />

    <img src="http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/08/26/article-2193737-14B2A689000005DC-359_964x635.jpg" width="512px" />
     
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    look at the shadow of the rock in the bottom right corner. it's not congruent with the rest of the photo. just another conspiracy by the government to brainwash America to feel good about being there first.
     
  7. Fyreball

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    That's just the angle of the lights from the basement they filmed the whole thing in.....

    Paging ToyCen/TexasStake
     
  8. dragician

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    RIP great man!
     
  9. AroundTheWorld

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    I know someone who was in Cape Canaveral when the moon landing happened and who is a relative of the mastermind behind the moon landing. Unless they even duped people who were involved in planning and executing the whole thing, the conspiracy theories are nonsense.
     
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    It was either get them to believe or kill them. Only 2 options.
     
  11. got em COACH

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    Smart phone of today has more computing power than NASA did in 1969 and they went to the moon. Why can't we do it again with HD camera? Explain merica!!!
     
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  12. heypartner

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    RIP John Wayne, too. Another American legend.
     
  13. BDswangHTX

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    elementary school calculators have more computing power than the lunar space module.
     
  14. Dairy Ashford

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    And a thousand less engineers and physicists working on it.
     
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    No one seems to celebrate Sputnik either. Also, Armstrong notwithstanding, aren't there a dozen other astronauts, physicists and NASA engineers we could mourn and celebrate as well.
     
  16. No Worries

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    Elementary school calculators are also not man-rated.
     
  17. Blake

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    I wear all black on every June 11 to honor Albert, the first monkey in space, who sadly died of suffocation during the flight.
     
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    Best actor ever? trolololol
     
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    I want to believe that we actually went to the moon, although I can provide no proof other than what our government has presented. I firmly believe that we have the knowledge and resources to go now, IF we chose to go there, but I think that there might be other reasons why we are not pursuing this challenge. Reasons that President Reagan alluded to in his "Star Wars" speech...:cool:
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    what reasons?
     

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