- NASA sent out a statement and a tweet on the death of Mr. Armstrong.
- Other astronauts, including his Apollo 11 crew member Buzz Aldrin, also tweeted their condolences. Many said Mr. Armstrong was an inspiration to them and was the reason they became astronauts.
- — Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz)Sat, Aug 25 2012 22:23:17I know I am joined by millions of others in mourning Neil's passing - a true American hero and the best pilot I ever knew.
- — Clayton C. Anderson (@Astro_Clay)Sat, Aug 25 2012 20:51:07Re: the loss of Neil Armstrong. An iconic man, w/a wonderful legacy. True American hero. Godspeed; the Eagle has truly landed. RIP sir.
- President Obama and Mitt Romney also sent out tweets remembering Mr. Armstrong.
- — Barack Obama (@BarackObama)Sat, Aug 25 2012 21:27:05Neil Armstrong was a hero not just of his time, but of all time. Thank you, Neil, for showing us the power of one small step. -bo
- Celebrities such as actress Mia Farrow, author Neal Gaiman and actress Olivia Munn also tweeted their condolences.
- — Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself)Sat, Aug 25 2012 19:31:21So sad about Neil Armstrong. I was honoured & fortunate to have met and spent a little time with him, & he was even nicer than you imagine.
- Some readers sent Neal Mann, a WSJ social media editor, their memories of watching the moon landing in 1969.
- — Mark Fitchett (@mfitchett)Sat, Aug 25 2012 20:27:21@fieldproducer my Dad holding me up to the landing window, his old binoculars, telling me "he's up there now" as we looked at the moon
- — Cyn (@CynthiaDelmar)Sat, Aug 25 2012 20:33:54@fieldproducer A neighbor brought their TV set outside to the front yard. A bunch of us, inc my brother and me, watched, cheered, cried.
- — Deb Sylvester (@sylvester_deb)Sat, Aug 25 2012 20:30:37
- — Chris Hedges (@Chriscript)Sat, Aug 25 2012 20:29:30@fieldproducer My Dad and I stayed up and watched Neil Armstrong take that "one small step" then went to work. Very special memory.
- — Mark M Webster (@netmarcos)Sat, Aug 25 2012 20:28:29@fieldproducer grandparent's house. Greatly impressed. I was around 9. Dad worked on the Apollo escape tower. Still one of life's highlights
Twitter Remembers Neil Armstrong
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