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Neil Armstrong

  1. You Thought Sally Ride Was the First Woman in Space? Meet Valentina Tereshkova

    When you hear the word “astronaut,” you probably think of guys like Neil Armstrong. When you think of women astronauts—an even smaller number—you probably think of the late Sally Ride who, among her many accomplishments, went to space twice, was a physics professor at U of C and, perhaps most importantly, was immortalized in Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start The Fire.” But Ride, contrary to popular belief, wasn’t the first woman in space.

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  2. Astronaut Knicknacks: Armstrong’s Secret Souvenirs from Apollo 11

    One small step for history. One giant leap for awesome.

    So Neil Armstrong left a bag in the back of his closet containing a bunch of stuff he'd once taken to the Moon. Now we get to see what was inside. Hint: it's pretty cool.

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  3. Yes, Neil Armstrong is Dead, but He’s Been Dead for a Year [Updated]

    Is this the first time Twitter fake-killed an already dead celebrity?

    Astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away last year, but for some reason Twitter has decided to mourn him now. A lot of people seem to think he died on August 25th of this year. It's not uncommon for Twitter to mistakenly think a celebrity has died, but this might be the first time it's tried to kill somebody twice. So what happened?

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  4. NASA Remembers the Anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s Death with Touching Video

    One small step for man...

    On August 25th, 2012 at the age of 82, astronaut Neil Armstrong passed away. One year after his death NASA remembers the man with this touching music video for the song "Tranquility Base" by Eric Brace. Excuse me. I have something in my eye.

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  5. 44 Years Ago We Landed on the Moon, Today Twitter Remembers That [Video]

    One small step for man, many many Tweets for Internet-kind.

    Humans first walked on the Moon 44 years ago today. It was a momentous occasion for Earth as a whole, and showed exactly what a properly funded space program can accomplish. The 44th anniversary of something is an odd number to celebrate, but it hasn't stopped Twitter users from remembering the event. My feed is loaded with people commenting on the Moon landing. Here are some of the best ones.

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  6. Could NASA Be Getting A Neil Armstrong Center? Should They?

    Congress Wants NASA to Rename Dryden Flight Research Center After Neil Armstrong, but Should They?

    Being the first man to walk on the Moon has its benefits. Lots of things are named after Neil Armstrong, but one thing that doesn't have his name on it is a space center. There's a push in Congress right now to change that, and to rename the Dryden Flight Research Center where a young Neil Armstrong worked as a test pilot after him. Sorry, former NASA deputy administrator Hugh Dryden.

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  7. Things We Saw Today: 30 Rock‘s Wrap Party

    Things We Saw Today

    We want to go to there. To be sad. (Buzzfeed)

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  8. Remembering Neil Armstrong, the First Man on the Moon

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    99% of you have probably heard by now: Yesterday, Neil Armstrong died at the age of 82. He was the first person to ever step foot on the moon. He described himself as a "quiet, nerdy engineer," and that he may have been, but we will remember him as that and so much more.

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  9. Neil Armstrong, First Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 82

    Neil Armstrong, hero to everyone who's ever dreamed of travelling to worlds beyond our own, died yesterday at 82, his family announced. According to multiple reports, Armstrong's death was caused by complications from heart surgery performed earlier this month to relieve clogged coronary arteries.

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  10. This is the Customs and Immigration Form Filled Out by Apollo 11 Astronauts Upon Returning from the Moon

    Despite their (entirely deserved) hero status, astronauts are just everyday people like you and me. They put their pants space suits on one leg at a time, and have to fill out U.S. Customs and Immigration forms when returning from the moon. In what is perhaps the best application of bureaucracy to date, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins declared all their moon rocks and moon dust when they arrived in Hawaii after splashing down in the Pacific Ocean. It was a joke, though the astronauts did spend three weeks in isolation after their return over fears they might have brought lunar germs back with them. However, Reddit tells us that this wouldn't be the only tongue-in-cheek moment for the space program. After the dramatic events during the Apollo 13 mission, Rockwell received an invoice from Northrop Grumman. It seems that since the Grumman-made lunar module was responsible for bringing the crippled, Rockwell-built command module back to Earth, it was only fair that Rockwell pay for the tow. Great moments in American history, folks. Read on below, for a closer look at the Apollo 11 immigration form.

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