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Astronauts, family mourn humble hero Armstrong

August 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon, mourners said Friday outside a private service attended by fellow space pioneers, including his two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission. Continue Reading

OTHER VIEW: Armstrong: An example of humility

August 31, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The first man on the moon? You bet. And for that achievement, if humanity still is around in another 1,000 years, the late Neil Armstrong will be the one person from our era whose name without a doubt will be taught on Base Neptune to children in interplanetary school.
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Flags to honor Armstrong

August 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Thursday that all state-government agencies will fly the American flag and the state flag at half-staff from sunrise until sunset today to honor Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut who became the first to walk on the moon. Continue Reading

Flags to fly at half-staff Friday for astronaut Armstrong

August 28, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked that all flags be flown at half-staff in South Dakota on Friday in honor of former astronaut Neil Armstrong. Continue Reading

OUR OPINION: One more small step, one more giant leap

August 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As Neil Armstrong testified, America is well on its way to giving up its historic lead in manned space flight. That trend should be reversed.
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OUR OPINION: Stupendous deed, sublime modesty

August 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Neil Armstrong actually resisted celebrity. And in the modern age, celebrity sings a siren song more tempting than any heard by Navy pilot Armstrong’s predecessors, the sailors of ancient Greece. Continue Reading

Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies at 82

August 25, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

CINCINNATI Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday. He was 82. Continue Reading