(English is not my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and unintended ambiguities.)
In slightly happier news: At last, a politician with a good idea!Rep. Johnson's official page at the House of Representatives website.Republican congressman Bill Johnson floated the idea, saying: "I ask President Obama to hold a state funeral for Neil Armstrong so that every American may pay tribute to this groundbreaking hero."
Another Giant Leap. Most of us leave this world but once.
I guess that we tended to think of those guys on the lunar missions as eager young fellows, but in fact, because of the wide-ranging experience required of them, many were well up there in years.
He will forever be an inspiration; he will live on as a legendary hero.
Even the moon will be blue for his funeral tomorrow.
Last edited by NEOWatcher; 2012-Aug-30 at 04:57 PM. Reason: Wrong day
Coming to work this morning, on Interstate 271 there is one of those digital billboards and one of the signs that came up was a memorial message for Neil Armstrong, with a background photo of the flag flying on the moon with the Earth rise in the background. There was no indication of a sponsor of the message; I assume the sign company did it. Nice move
At night the stars put on a show for free (Carole King)
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Yes; it's Clear Channel that is doing it. (link with pic)
Clear Channel Outdoor is honoring Neil Armstrong with a memorial on every one of the company’s 963 digital billboards in 37 different metropolitan areas.
nbcnews.com:The folks handling the arrangements for the private service report today that "plans are under way to conduct a national service in Washington in the next two weeks" to celebrate Armstrong's life and legacy.
The Science Channel is having a "Neil Armstrong legacy night" tomorrow. they will be showing In the Shadow of the Moon, and what looks like a new biography of the life of Neil Armstrong.
Check your local listings.
Aside...I was going to post this "alert" in the media section, but I figured that people interested in seeing these shows were more likely to see it here. I have no problem if a mod wants to move this post.
edit to add....Here is more info on the Armstrong special. looks interesting.
I briefly reviewed the "biography" over on the Apollo Hoax board, and I'll repeat it here...
Well, you didn't miss much.
It wasn't so much a "tribute" to Armstrong as it was a tribute to Lunar exploration. They talked about Armstrong, sure...but they spent way too much time talking about the Clementine mission, how the footage was restored, even the future of Lunar exploration.
Out of the hour, maybe 15 minutes were devoted to talking about Armstrong.
...and for some reason, Discovery felt the need to have not just one, but two "hosts" for the program. They added nothing.
It almost felt like they "used" Armstrong's death as a reason to air this show.
What a disappointment. I do not recommend.
As I said...I was very disappointed.