Neil Armstrong was a true American hero

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  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 8:34 p.m.

    It would have been nice if he would have shared the
    experience with us in a magazine article or
    t.v. interview.

    That said what he did give us was pretty great
    I am still amazed the moon landings were done with
    1960's technology.

    I see no reason to send people to Mars. Robots for it just
    as well and a lot cheaper. We can't afford national luxuries.

  • Onion Daze Payson, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 10:30 a.m.

    Speaking of "NASA loves spending tax payer money...". Where are our United States Constitution purist posters. Where in the Constitution of the United States of America does it mention travel to the moon and the financing of this activity using money from taxpaying citizens of this Republic? Those unconstitutional, tax and spend ogres. Those ogres were also doing their evil deeds a half of a century ago. They will be stopped on November 6, 2012.

  • UT Brit London, England
    Aug. 27, 2012 10:19 a.m.


    I think you need to do a little research yourself. Specifically on radiation exposure and how long the astronauts were actually exposed. Also read Dr James van Allen's comments about the belt and how he did not think it would disallow manned flight through it.

    The astronauts got the same radiation exposure that someone who works at a nuclear plant gets in a year.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Aug. 27, 2012 8:54 a.m.

    @ Blue
    Speaking of tin foil hats; the capsules that were used in Apollo program were protected with light tin foil, not the heavy lead armor that would be needed to protect Armstrong while penetrating the radiation belt that surrounds the earth and protects the astronauts in low earth orbit.

    Do a little homework, and don't believe everything that NASA tells you.

    NASA loves spending tax payer money and was up against the ropes for their huge expenditures in the '60s. Hence, their pretended landing with astronauts on moon.

    NASA can be praised for their ability to send unmanned exploratory robots past the belts, but not human beings.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 9:37 p.m.

    I was 10 years old watching Armstrong step out on to the moon on our black and white TV in the basement. Probably the greatest exploration event since Lewis and Clark came west. Armstrong and Aldrin were really brave guys doing what they did and I think both will forever be enshrined in patriotic glory.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    Aug. 26, 2012 2:43 p.m.


    Let me go out on a limb here.

    Are you also questioning birth certificates and evolution?

  • Blue Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 26, 2012 6:05 a.m.

    iron&clay: "Many have good reason to believe that Armstrong stayed in low earth orbit."

    No, they don't. You and a few other people may believe that kind of tinfoil hat conspiracy theory nonsense, but by no means are there any "good reasons" to do so.

    What flummoxes me with your comment is the vast and aggressive ignorance it represents. The real-world evidence of the Apollo program's success is everywhere around you, but you choose to not let it into your skull.

    We should be celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong, not indulging in crackpot paranoia.

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    Aug. 25, 2012 10:12 p.m.

    Many have good reason to believe that Armstrong stayed in low earth orbit.

    Look at the current news for the lift off of satellite probes this Saturday to study the radiation belt that encircles the earth and prevents humans from leaving low earth orbit.

  • Demosthenes Rexburg, ID
    Aug. 25, 2012 9:42 p.m.

    Neil Armstrong's moon landing is an admirable example for all to aspire to -- true bravery, preparation, and teamwork.