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Share Memories of Astronaut Neil Armstrong

Where were you when he took those historic first steps? And what's the future for space exploration?

Share Memories of Astronaut Neil Armstrong Share Memories of Astronaut Neil Armstrong Share Memories of Astronaut Neil Armstrong

Man’s first steps on the moon. If you were alive then, you remember that riveting moment.

It was a patriotic moment for sure. We had beaten the Soviets first to the moon.

Our flag firmly planted in the moon’s sandy soil.

But it also represented the best of the human race. Having explored our planet, we weren’t satisfied in knowing what we knew. Not when there was a whole, big universe out there.

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

At 82 years old, Neil Armstrong has died. According to the New York Times, he died following some cardiovascular procedures. He lived in Cincinnati. 

Has the dream of space exploration died with it? President Obama is proposing a NASA budget 20 percent smaller for 2013. NASA, however, still has its sights on Mars.

Tell us in the comments your memories of the Apollo 11 astronaut’s historic landing. And where should we go in the future?

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