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Two Inspirational People Passed Away This Week [Aug. 25th, 2012|02:16 pm]
Nicodemus
Neil Armstrong


The first person to walk on the moon died early today due to complications following a heart operation.

Jerry
Nelson



One of the earliest muppeteers, best known for playing Count Von Count and doing the famous "Pigs in Spaaaace!" voice overs, passed away Thursday.

I found both inspirational, though in entirely different ways: dedication and sound judgement under stress for one, creativity and inspiring kids of all ages for the other.
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[User Picture]From: yasha_taur
2012-08-25 09:41 pm (UTC)
Just FYI, the astronaut in the pic is Aldrin, but the sentiment is cool....
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-08-25 11:02 pm (UTC)
Not in the helmet reflection... :D

IIRC, Armstrong took all the photos on the first moonwalk so this was the only way to see him; not positive on that fact, though.
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[User Picture]From: yasha_taur
2012-08-26 02:32 am (UTC)
You are correct, that's why I knew it was Aldrin.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2012-08-26 04:14 am (UTC)
Do you happen to know why? I've never heard the reasoning behind only one of them carrying a camera.
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[User Picture]From: yasha_taur
2012-08-26 05:14 am (UTC)
I don't know officially, but from what I heard while they were talking during the moonwalk, I assumed that Aldrin was doing the work, and Armstrong was taking the pictures of him. Advantages of being the Commander of the mission, I guess.
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[User Picture]From: p0lecat
2012-08-27 05:04 am (UTC)
They both well be greatly missed :(
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