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August 27th, 2012
06:27 PM ET

Remembering Neil Armstrong

Brooke talks to Jim Lovell about his memories of his friend and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died Saturday at age 82.

Filed under: Anchors • Brooke Baldwin
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  1. Robert J Crowley

    on 8-27 Brooke referred to Neil Armstrong's famous line as his now "infamous line" – Brooke honey you need to go back to elementary school – infamous means famous for something shameful and there was nothing shameful about Neil Armstrong.

    His line was, is and always be famous. Get a dictionary girl and look up infamous.

    August 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  2. Roy Jerden

    Here's a tribute poem I just finished for Neil and Apollo 11.

    Kiss of the Eagle

    Many eons passed on Earth, who only saw your face
    Untouched your virgin body, floating there in space
    Waxing, waning, gibbous, crescent, full and new
    Selene the Greeks would call you; Diana, Caesar knew

    Who would brave the ether, who would cross the void
    To agitate the tranquil sea you had so long enjoyed
    To place a kiss upon your lips and return to tell the tale
    Of Luna's hidden secrets beneath her powdered veil?

    Three heroes took the final quest aboard their fiery steed
    In Apollo's silver chariot proceeding with godspeed
    Three days and nights they voyaged to their opalescent goal
    On Earth they watched and worried inside of mission control

    One held the craft outside the reach of Luna's jealous grip
    While Eagle's talons cradled two who risked the final trip
    They timidly approached her through the shadowy abyss
    Luna waited patiently and received the Eagle's kiss

    Nations watched and cheered on Terra's distant shore
    As one man finally took a step no one ever took before
    In our hearts and in our minds his words will be enshrined
    "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

    Copyright 2012 Roy Jerden

    August 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  3. Robert J Crowley

    Brooke! How you can insult this American hero!!! "Infamous line" is soooo insulting! There's nothing infamous about it. It's famous not infamous! Brooke!! Stick with small words.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm |

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