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(LA Times)   Neil Armstrong recovering after heart bypass surgery. Doctors say he is already up and around and has taken his first small step for a man   (latimes.com) divider line 41
    More: Followup, Neil Armstrong, coronary artery bypass surgery, Neil Armstrong recovering, Charles Bolden, Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration  
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2012-08-10 09:45:23 AM  
Good luck, Mr. Gorsky
 
2012-08-10 10:22:15 AM  
That's one giant leap for Subby.
 
2012-08-10 10:22:58 AM  
I wonder what that does to a person, mentally. To know that you were the first person, in the entire history of humanity, to step foot on the moon.
 
2012-08-10 10:23:52 AM  
Why do they leave out the most important information? If he is having heart blockages, what is his normal diet like?
 
2012-08-10 10:24:26 AM  

shivashakti: I wonder what that does to a person, mentally. To know that you were the first person, in the entire history of humanity, to step foot on the moon.


Makes them rich.
 
2012-08-10 10:25:14 AM  
i229.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-10 10:25:24 AM  
He had the surgery done on a movie set.
 
2012-08-10 10:30:09 AM  
Bypass the heart? Sounds dangerous. How will his blood flow?
 
2012-08-10 10:30:27 AM  
Houston Center...the aorta has mended.

/got nuthin
//shares a birfday with Mr. Armstrong
///not Stretch
 
2012-08-10 10:30:38 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com

The time will come - soon - when there are no living humans who have stepped on a world other than this one.
 
2012-08-10 10:34:30 AM  

Private_Citizen: [imgs.xkcd.com image 740x382]

The time will come - soon - when there are no living humans who have stepped on a world other than this one.


? Why do you assume Armstrong will outlive the others?
 
2012-08-10 10:35:02 AM  
I wish Buzz was the first one to step on the moon, at least he likes to talk of his lunar experiences.
 
2012-08-10 10:35:05 AM  
Oh, duh. "This one" meaning Earth. Sorry, no coffee yet.
 
2012-08-10 10:36:35 AM  

henryhill: Makes them rich.


It's curious that money was your response to that.
 
2012-08-10 10:37:17 AM  

Private_Citizen: [imgs.xkcd.com image 740x382]

The time will come - soon - when there are no living humans who have stepped on a world other than this one.


There are other countries that are working on landing a person on the moon.
I would rather see us continue to persure Mars exploration.
 
2012-08-10 10:37:24 AM  
Get well my fellow Boiler.
 
2012-08-10 10:39:28 AM  

Skwrl: Private_Citizen: [imgs.xkcd.com image 740x382]

The time will come - soon - when there are no living humans who have stepped on a world other than this one.

? Why do you assume Armstrong will outlive the others?


I don't. I'm simply saying that with time, and baring another space program, eventually there will be no living humans who have stepped on a world other than this one. It will be a sad day for our species. To quote another XKCD cartoon:

"The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space--each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision."
 
2012-08-10 10:43:03 AM  

weirdneighbour: I wish Buzz was the first one to step on the moon, at least he likes to talk of his lunar experiences.


This.

I've always thought Armstrong has been kind of a dick about it. He will still be remembered 1000 years from now, and during the ensuing years after the landing while he's still actually living, he just wants to be left alone and shiat.

Dude, you should have thought of that before you accepted being the first human to step foot on another world! He doesn't do interviews. Won't sign anything. I agree, should have been Buzz.
 
2012-08-10 10:44:32 AM  

Skwrl: Private_Citizen: [imgs.xkcd.com image 740x382]

The time will come - soon - when there are no living humans who have stepped on a world other than this one.

? Why do you assume Armstrong will outlive the others?


If I recall, all twelve of the Apollo surface astronauts were close in age.
Between the usual problems of getting old and the unknown exposures from riding in a 1960's era spaceship, the only thing working in their favor is their continued medical coverage.

/Dangerously assuming they all retired on good pensions.
/I wonder if NASA is still following up on them, screening wise.
/If we don't do mars before 2030, there is sure to be a gap.
/I'm hoping interesting things will happen sooner.
 
2012-08-10 10:48:12 AM  

shivashakti: I wonder what that does to a person, mentally. To know that you were the first person, in the entire history of humanity, to step foot on the moon.


He lives in a small town not far from Cincinnati. He is by all accounts a very friendly and humble person, but very, very private. You're likely to see him shopping at Krogers but everybody respects his preference to be left alone. He also used to guest lecture at the University of Cincinnati Engineering College.
 
2012-08-10 10:49:05 AM  
Been there, done that. 5 way (quintuple) bypass. Heart problems were due to stress of trying to keep a marriage together because of kids. Stress kills faster than anything else. I have the cholesterol of a new born, never goes over 155 combined. Never has my entire life.
 
2012-08-10 10:58:52 AM  
He already overcame cancer and won 7 Tour de France's, so this should be no problem.


/most tested athlete EVER!!! never failed a drug test!
 
2012-08-10 11:04:11 AM  
Actually Buzz Aldrin was supposed to take the first step.
 
2012-08-10 11:05:45 AM  
I'm sorry but when you can say " I was the first human to walk on the moon", you can and will, do as you damn well please. It was his job. Had the accident with Apollo I not happened, we'd be talking about an entirely different person.
 
2012-08-10 11:20:42 AM  
adamgoodrich.com
 
2012-08-10 11:22:29 AM  

Langdon Alger: Had the accident with Apollo I not happened, we'd be talking about an entirely different person.


Gus FTW.
 
2012-08-10 11:23:19 AM  
They obvious faked this surgery in a studio in Nevada
 
2012-08-10 11:23:20 AM  
I concur

Langdon Alger: I'm sorry but when you can say " I was the first human to walk on the moon", you can and will, do as you damn well please. It was his job. Had the accident with Apollo I not happened, we'd be talking about an entirely different person.


I concur.

He landed that shiat manually, too.
 
2012-08-10 11:34:10 AM  

Cyber_Junk: Actually Buzz Aldrin was supposed to take the first step.


Why was Neil Armstrong first on the moon?

Short version - Neil had seniority, and more importantly the hatch opening was on his side of the LM.
 
2012-08-10 11:48:52 AM  

shivashakti: I wonder what that does to a person, mentally. To know that you were the first person, in the entire history of humanity, to step foot on the moon.


My perception is that when it's the culmination of the efforts of tens of thousands of engineers, scientists and technologists, and you are just the "meat at the pointy end", you are able to realize that it's in fact a group effort.

These guys spent years training for it. While it could never be an anti-climax, it couldn't have been a surprise that he and Aldrin landed and then took off again. It was at the limits of science, not beyond them. This in no way takes away from their achievement, but in some senses it was a less dangerous mission than that guy who jumped out of the balloon at the edge of space to test space suit (and parachute) integrity. Crap, that was stepping into the unknown in spades.
 
2012-08-10 11:52:19 AM  

Tenga: I've always thought Armstrong has been kind of a dick about it. He will still be remembered 1000 years from now, and during the ensuing years after the landing while he's still actually living, he just wants to be left alone and shiat.


I've always thought he was just embarrassed over having flubbed his opening line on national TV - "One small step fera man, one giant leap for mankind"... A couple years back there was even that group that 'proved' there wasn't enough time in there for him to have said the "a".... Ah well. At least Subby got it right.
 
2012-08-10 11:54:36 AM  

funk_soul_bubby: Langdon Alger: Had the accident with Apollo I not happened, we'd be talking about an entirely different person.

Gus FTW.


yes I too think it would have been Gus

ModernLuddite: I concurLangdon Alger: I'm sorry but when you can say " I was the first human to walk on the moon", you can and will, do as you damn well please. It was his job. Had the accident with Apollo I not happened, we'd be talking about an entirely different person.

I concur.

He landed that shiat manually, too.


Extra bonus because he damn near ran out of fuel while landing manually
 
2012-08-10 12:03:42 PM  
"I've always thought Armstrong has been kind of a dick about it. He will still be remembered 1000 years from now, and during the ensuing years after the landing while he's still actually living, he just wants to be left alone and shiat."

"I wonder what that does to a person, mentally. To know that you were the first person, in the entire history of humanity, to step foot on the moon."...

This.

Going to Costco & hangin' with your millions of admiring fans at comic-con just isn't quite the same after you land on the moon.
 
2012-08-10 12:21:42 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Cyber_Junk: Actually Buzz Aldrin was supposed to take the first step.

Why was Neil Armstrong first on the moon?

Short version - Neil had seniority, and more importantly the hatch opening was on his side of the LM.


I stand corrected. My understanding (from years ago) was that Buzz was expecting to be the first man on the moon but it was taken away from him at the last minute.
 
2012-08-10 03:36:18 PM  

weirdneighbour: I wish Buzz was the first one to step on the moon, at least he likes to talk of his lunar experiences.


QFT

NASA's biggest mistake over all their years of existence was to not find the biggest extroverted shameless give a speech at the drop of a hat space program promoter to be the first guy to step on the moon. I have nothing but awed respect for Mr. Armstrong & his giant clanking balls but NASA really farked up there. If he had spent the past 40 years touring the country talking to every jr high school & rotary club that would have him our space program would be well on the way, if not to Titan than at least the asteroid belt rather than essentially shut down & our astronauts begging rides from the Russians. It really sickens me to think about what could have been with just a simple decision. The man certainly deserves his privacy if that's what he wants, however he really should have thought about that aspect of things before putting his name up there with Columbus, Magellan, etc.

He may have had seniority & the right seat assignment, however the psych guys at NASA should have spoken up when it was early enough to rethink things. One of the biggest coulda, woulda, shoulda farkups in history (at least American history anyway)
 
2012-08-10 03:46:00 PM  
If I remember correctly, I think everyone who has ever walked on the moon was born between 1924 and 1936
 
2012-08-10 04:35:22 PM  
"Step foot"? When did that become vernacular?
 
2012-08-11 12:00:29 AM  
The number one anti-attention whore of all time.

I'm very ok with this.
 
2012-08-11 01:13:01 AM  
"makes them rich".


May all the gods who ever were, or are, or ever will be, damn forever anyone who thinks THIS DEED was about mere money!

May the angels damn the money worshipper from the time he wakes up until the time he goes to sleep, and in his sitting down and in his rising up. May he dream vividly of all possible luxuries and then wake to his real life. And may the angels assure this money worshipper of misfortune every step of his way, for five years.

And then may they release him to trouble him no more.
 
2012-08-11 02:32:25 AM  

Kittypie070: "makes them rich".


May all the gods who ever were, or are, or ever will be, damn forever anyone who thinks THIS DEED was about mere money!

May the angels damn the money worshipper from the time he wakes up until the time he goes to sleep, and in his sitting down and in his rising up. May he dream vividly of all possible luxuries and then wake to his real life. And may the angels assure this money worshipper of misfortune every step of his way, for five years.

And then may they release him to trouble him no more.


You just described 99.54862357% of the people playing the lotto.
 
2012-08-11 04:24:01 AM  
Armstrong lost a lot of stock value for me when he testified against commercial crew delivery to the ISS. He could have gone out a winner.
 
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