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If the 20th century was "the engineered century," what will the 21st century be?

In 2000, Neil Armstrong gave a compelling speech to the National Press Club where he laid out the idea that the 20th century could, in some sense, be thought of as “ 345 more words


Asking Bob Hope A (Dumb) Question

The first time I laid eyes on Bob Hope he was riding on the back of a convertible down the main street of Wapakoneta, Ohio in  September 1969. 1,097 more words

Flown Sterling Silver Apollo 11 Robbins Medal Family Attributed

Unique and exceedingly desirable flown sterling silver Apollo 11 Robbins Medal originating directly from the family of Neil Armstrong, approximately 1.25″ diameter, with a raised eagle carrying an olive branch in its beak. 132 more words

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The Apollo Missions: The Golden Age of Space Flight

I was born in 1963, when the Apollo program was just beginning. I still have vivid memories of the last few Apollo missions (the program lasted until the early 70’s). 1,510 more words

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Twelve Human Hearts

I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut. Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to go in to space, just like Neil Armstrong, or Flash Gordon, or Dan Dare. 85 more words


Neil Armstrong, 1930 - 2012

Public Broadcasting has just broadcast a Nova documentary ‘First Man on the Moon‘, an intimate portrait of the reluctant and reclusive America hero 230 more words


Sir Jean Béliveau has left the arena.

For a rare occasion, I will talk sports. Yesterday, Jean Béliveau died. He was a hockey player and a gentleman, in the most authentic sense of the Old England meaning. 973 more words