Monday, August 27, 2012


These Letters of Note were written as a speech for Nixon and as a contingency plan in the event of a catastrophic failure of the Apollo 11 mission. It seems ironic that these letters have been republished around the internet just last week. This happens as my fellow Ohioan Neil Armstrong just passed on last Saturday. I met him once and mourn his loss with all who followed the space program as closely as I did.

I am reminded of a quote from General Eisenhower...

"Too many of these men have died. We may never see their like again."

The news of the iconic astronaut Neil Armstrong's death Saturday (Aug. 25) plunged American astronauts and spaceflyers around the world into mourning, with some expressing their sadness on Twitter.

Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon and commander of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, died at age 82 sue to complications from recent heart surgery, his family said. Armstrong had heart bypass surgery earlier this month to clear blocked arteries.

Many astronauts with NASA and other space agencies cited Armstrong as a major inspiration in their lives in their Twitter messages. Others reflected on the legendary astronaut's modesty, despite his global fame.

More space images and news here...........

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