WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on Saturday.
Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries.
As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the moon’s dusty surface, Armstrong said: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
The Apollo 11 moon mission turned out to be Armstrong’s last space flight. The following year he was appointed to a desk job, being named NASA’s deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the office of advanced research and technology.
He left NASA a year later to become a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati.
The former astronaut lived in the Cincinnati area with his wife, Carol.
(Reporting by Sandra Maler; Editing by Philip Barbara)
Now keep in mind this is the teaser, so it does just that, tease. With only a momentary glimpse of the Son of Krypton we can see he is using updated suit and no underwear. I can handle new digs, it worked for Batman. The cameras cool tones and lack of sun light give it that darker imagery that we have seen in the Dark Knight trilogy. Over coming the flop of 2006 will not be much of a task, living up to the 1978 and 1980 film’s legacy will be an even more difficult mountain to eclipse.
There are two separate trailers, one has Kevin Costner (Pa Kent) narrating the voice over and has Russell Crowe (Jor-el) speaking over the same video sequence. With only a minute to decipher it is evident beyond a shadow of a doubt that this film will conquer Superman Returns, and as a Superman nut I can only hope it is half as good as Superman II, probably the benchmark in superhero films in my opinion.
I will wait the next 11 months with eager anticipation.
Score one for the liberalism of ultra political correctness.
Yesterday Ben & Jerry’s had to apologize for honoring a basketball phenom. A superstar not in the way Jordon controlled the NBA, but in the way that Fernando-Mania took over America. Not by talent, but by a quality game out of no-where from a player not even his own mom would have expected.