Saturday, August 25 2012 9:20 PM EDT2012-08-26 01:20:33 GMT
It may have been a small step for him, but Neil Armstrong's influence was certainly a giant leap for mankind. He died Saturday at the age of 82. Armstrong spent many of his years in the tri-state teachingFull Story >
It may have been a small step for him, but Neil Armstrong's influence was certainly a giant leap for mankind.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:42:15 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:38:01 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:33 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:33:30 GMT
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 2:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 18:28:04 GMT
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Former astronauts were among the friends and family who attended a private memorial service in Indian Hill Friday for astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Armstrong, the first man on the moon, died Saturday in Cincinnati at age 82.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says he remembers Armstrong fondly. "The ceremony was absolutely beautiful."
Bolden says Armstrong is remembered as an incredible human being, an explorer and a man who shunned publicity. "If you knew Neil he would not be happy that we brought all these people out to celebrate his life and legacy."
As the ceremony ended a Navy strike fighter squadron flew overhead in the "missing man" formation. Bolden says Armstrong would have approved. "Neil would have appreciated that and he would have been down here explaining that those were F-18's and how much power they had and everything else."
The flyover was in tribute to Armstrong's Navy pilot service that included combat missions in Korea.
The service also included a Navy ceremonial guard.
Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders says he remembers Armstrong as a dear friend of great character. "I always credited Neil with being a very wise man and his actions before the lunar landing, but particularly after the lunar landing where he didn't try to commercialize on his fame."
Juri Taalman never met Armstrong, but was so impressed by the lunar landing in 1969 that he made a promise to his brand new bride. "That if I survived Neil Armstrong that I would come back and see his last journey." Taalman flew to Cincinnati from Connecticut when he heard about the memorial ceremony, but didn't want to go in out of respect for the Armstrong family.
U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R) OH says Armstrong's journey began long before his one small step. "As a teenager he was making model airplanes, creating his own wind tunnel in the basement of his home, talked about some of his antics on the golf course." Portman described Armstrong as a good friend and advisor.
No guest list was released but among some 10 former astronauts was space pioneer John Glenn and Armstrong's fellow Apollo astronauts, including James Lovell, Eugene Cernan and William Anders.
Cernan and Lovell promoted Armstrong's children's health initiative at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center on Friday morning and announced they are helping launch a children's health fund in memory of Armstrong.
Armstrong's family released the following statement Thursday:
To everyone who has so graciously remembered Neil Armstrong:
The outpouring of condolences and kind wishes from around the world overwhelms us and we appreciate it more than words can express.
Many have asked if a memorial has been designated. If anyone wishes to make a memorial in his name, we suggest, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to one of these worthy organizations:
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Neil Armstrong New Frontiers Initiative PO Box 5202 Cincinnati, OH 45201-5202 www.cincinnatichildrens.org
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Neil Armstrong Scholarship Fund AIAA Foundation 1801 Alexander Bell Drive Suite 500 Reston, VA 20191 www.aiaa.org
Cincinnati Children's Hospital thanked Armstrong on their blog by saying, "This gift cements his legacy of leadership, generosity and passion for exploring new frontiers and will make him a hero to new generations of courageous physicians, researchers and patients. We are honored that Mr. Armstrong believed strongly in the mission of Cincinnati Children's and gifts in his honor will help us improve the lives of young people around the world."
A public memorial service will be held for Armstrong at the Washington National Cathedral at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13. The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, bishop of Washington, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, among other dignitaries, will honor Armstrong.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969.
Copyright 2012 WXIX. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this story.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
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Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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