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  • Video In Memoriam: Neil Armstongs speech at Disneyland commemorating Space Mountain

    As some of you know, Neil Armstrong passed away today. In his memory, I would like to share and interesting video I came across where he helped commemorate the Re-Launch of Space Mountain for Disneyland 50th Anniversary. What was neat to hear was his recollection of the Television show The World of Disney. How that show and the birth Disneyland help provide the inspiration and imagination for human space flight.



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    Thank you so much for posting this video. Both for remembering Neil Armstrong and for remembering a great ride I can't ride for a while ).
    - Walt Disney

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      Here are a few images I shot during that ceremony - I was fortunate to have been able to do a short interview with Mr. Armstrong - only a few minutes that I will never forget...









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        Great video. It's nice to see Matt O. I wonder what he is up to these days and if he has seen the Resort since June 15?

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          Thanks for the link, Orbitalpunk, & the photos Kimickey!

          Funny, I was talking about Neil Armstrong with my kid while we were at Disneyland today, and I didn't know that he had died.

          I don't mean this to have a modicum of disrespect--Neil Armstrong is a great hero!--but I've long felt for Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins who landed on Apollo 11 craft with Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969, but got less attention. I don't think Armstrong gets too much credit, but that Aldrin & Collins should receive more.

          And (again, Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins were all extraordinary), Armstrong said, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," which is redundant without the "A" before "man." I know I'm an uptight English teacher, but what I really think is interesting about this is that we can go to the moon, and at one of the greatest moments in human history, reveal our imperfection.

          Neil Armstrong, rest in peace, and if you can read or hear this, THANK YOU!



          --Tom Sinsky
          Last edited by jcruise86; 08-25-2012, 11:57 PM. Reason: To give credit to Kimickey!

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            Wow awesome video and pictures as well! its always nice to look back and see how Disney history and world history combine together!

            R.I.P Neil Armstrong!
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              Awesome.

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                Great video. Thanks for sharing. America has lost a great hero, and the Chapter Grand has initiated its most distinguished member.

                Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post
                Armstrong said, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," which is redundant without the "A" before "man."
                There has been much debate over the years as to whether or not the "a" was actually said, but was inaudible due to the quality of communication of the time.
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                  Good post, what a an iconic American.
                  Stockholder and Walt Disney Autograph holder!!

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                    Re: In Memoriam: Neil Armstongs speech at Disneyland commemorating Space Mountain

                    Great ,video and pictures
                    Thank You for shareing........

                    My heart ,is deeply sad......of hearing of Neil Armstrong ,passing.....
                    I will never ever forget....that special day in July 1969
                    That he took that first step on the moon,for ALL MANKIND!

                    The Armstrong Family ask......on next clear night you see the moon....
                    give it a wink!

                    Neil ,Thank You and all the NASA Team Hero's...for a Great Adventure's
                    that you all give us !
                    Last edited by Eagleman; 08-26-2012, 10:35 AM.
                    Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                      Blue Skies, Mr Armstrong. CAVU for eternity.
                      "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain.​"

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                        ^Nice tribute but someone please correct the spelling, etc. above, thanks^
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                          Rest in peace to Neil Armstrong.

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                            Neil Armstrong passed away? That's too bad.
                            My top favorite Disneyland attractions:

                            1. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
                            2. Pirates of the Caribbean
                            3. Splash Mountain
                            4. Mad Tea Party
                            5. Peter Pan's Flight
                            6. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

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                              Re: In Memoriam: Neil Armstongs speech at Disneyland commemorating Space Mountain

                              Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post

                              I don't mean this to have a modicum of disrespect--Neil Armstrong is a great hero!--but I've long felt for Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins who landed on Apollo 11 craft with Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969, but got less attention. I don't think Armstrong gets too much credit, but that Aldrin & Collins should receive more.

                              And (again, Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins were all extraordinary), Armstrong said, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," which is redundant without the "A" before "man." I know I'm an uptight English teacher, but what I really think is interesting about this is that we can go to the moon, and at one of the greatest moments in human history, reveal our imperfection.
                              Collins was in the CM. Never came close to landing on the moon.

                              And Armstrong said that he did say "a." He thought all future references should include the "a" within parentheses.

                              (and it wouldn't have been a capital "a", English teach... )

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                                The Moon landing was a great day, and the Moon walk was tops. Neil Armstrong was an Earth hero. I'm too sad. But I'm feeling so lucky to be able to say I saw that moment. Thank you, Neil.
                                Now, we need a female on the Moon.
                                I am old. But still love Disneyland.

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                                  Re: In Memoriam: Neil Armstongs speech at Disneyland commemorating Space Mountain

                                  Thanks for sharing this video.
                                  We lost a great American Hero this week. The world lost a great person.
                                  Rest In Peace Commander Armstrong. May his family be comforted in this time of loss.
                                  We are shedding tears with you.

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                                    Re: In Memoriam: Neil Armstongs speech at Disneyland commemorating Space Mountain

                                    Thanks for posting this video. It was great to see and a wonderful memory of a great man.

                                    Originally posted by Kimickey View Post
                                    Here are a few images I shot during that ceremony - I was fortunate to have been able to do a short interview with Mr. Armstrong - only a few minutes that I will never forget...
                                    Also glad to see the photos. What a wonderful experience to be able to meet and talk with him!
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                                      Such a great video... but a HUGE loss. Thanks for sharing.
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                                        Re: In Memoriam: Neil Armstongs speech at Disneyland commemorating Space Mountain

                                        Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post
                                        I don't mean this to have a modicum of disrespect--Neil Armstrong is a great hero!
                                        Literally, too, as he saved two missions from disaster or potential disaster, including Apollo 11.

                                        Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post
                                        --but I've long felt for Buzz Aldrin & Michael Collins who landed on Apollo 11 craft with Neil Armstrong on July 20, 1969, but got less attention. I don't think Armstrong gets too much credit, but that Aldrin & Collins should receive more.
                                        If it's any consolation, Buzz has received plenty of media attention, nearly all of the photos taken of the astronauts during the first Moon landing and excursion were of him (including the famous "Man on the Moon" photo--Armstrong photographed Buzz plenty of times, but Buzz didn't take Armstrong's photo more than once or twice, I think), and obviously he has a Space Ranger for a namesake.

                                        As for Collins, I feel for all of the astronauts who had to stay in the Command Module but did not get to land on the surface. Two of the pre-Apollo 11 astronauts eventually landed, but none of the CM pilots ever made it down before the Apollo program was canceled (several had been slated for an opportunity). I suppose it's like getting an Olympic silver medal--a great accomplishment to be sure, but, well, this pretty much says it all: mckayla is not impressed

                                        Originally posted by jcruise86 View Post
                                        And (again, Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins were all extraordinary), Armstrong said, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," which is redundant without the "A" before "man." I know I'm an uptight English teacher, but what I really think is interesting about this is that we can go to the moon, and at one of the greatest moments in human history, reveal our imperfection.
                                        Well, I think that the way most Americans would recite the intended line is with a quick, subdued "a" that could very easily have been lost in the noise of or a gap in the radio transmission (we're fortunate that the whole line is fairly intelligible, given how awful the signal sounds). It is also possible that he had flubbed the line, that is true, but what I've never understood is the controversy among some over what he had intended to say, which should be obvious. I tend to think that Armstrong probably did recite it correctly because he doesn't recall flubbing at the time, but the truth will never be known with absolute certainty.

                                        Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                                        There has been much debate over the years as to whether or not the "a" was actually said, but was inaudible due to the quality of communication of the time.
                                        It wasn't the time as much as it was the quarter of a million miles of distance (that's 1000 times farther than the International Space Station) through radiation belts and things like that--no astronaut has been beyond near-Earth orbit since Apollo 17, so real-time voice communications haven't been as challenging since then. But yes, whatever the reasons, the sound quality was understandably terrible, quite possibly rendering the "a" inaudible. For those who are skeptical, try reading the line out loud a few times--naturally, with no special emphasis on the "a." I'm not sure about other English speakers, but I'm positive that most Americans, anyway, would barely enunciate the "a" at all, and would probably pronounce it like "uh" very briefly, almost merging it with "man"--under the circumstances, it is at least plausible that Armstrong's "a" was enunciated but lost in the transmission.

                                        Personally, I'm more perturbed that the American flag that Neil and Buzz planted was blown to the ground when they lifted off. In subsequent missions, the flags were planted farther away, so they should be standing unless any of them have been hit by a meteorite (highly unlikely).
                                        Last edited by Robert Cook; 08-30-2012, 10:54 AM.

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