Neil Armstrong http://wyso.org en Remembering Neil Armstrong http://wyso.org/post/remembering-neil-armstrong <p><em>Today, a private funeral service will be held in Cincinnati for Neil Armstrong. Local aviation photographer Dan Patterson has this remembrance of the first man to walk on the moon.</em></p><p>Neil had a knack for understatement.&nbsp; At a meeting in 2003 about the Centennial of the Wright's first flight, the other participants introduced themselves with all their titles and bona fides.&nbsp; When it was his turn, he leaned into the microphone and said, "I'm Neil Armstrong, and I'm just an aviator."</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:30:00 +0000 Dan Patterson 21551 at http://wyso.org Remembering Neil Armstrong Friday's Blue Moon a Chance to Honor Armstrong http://wyso.org/post/fridays-blue-moon-chance-honor-armstrong <p>Less than a week after astronaut Neil Armstrong’s passing, there's a rare 'blue moon' on Friday’s cosmic calendar.</p><p>That's the day of a private service for Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died last Saturday in Ohio at age 82.</p><p>A blue moon occurs when there's a second full moon in one calendar month. It won't happen again until July 2015. The full moon cycle is 29.5 days so a blue moon is uncommon and has come to mean something rare. The moon actually won't be colored blue.</p><p>Armstrong's family has suggested paying tribute to him during Friday’s Blue Moon.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:47:46 +0000 Associated Press 21504 at http://wyso.org Friday's Blue Moon a Chance to Honor Armstrong Local Aviation Photographer And Author Calls Armstrong A Remarkable Man http://wyso.org/post/local-aviation-photographer-and-author-calls-armstrong-remarkable-man <p>Neil Armstrong is being remembered as a national hero, and another Ohioan who was an aviation pioneer. WYSO's Emily McCord reports, that even though he made history, he is also being remembered as a humble man.<br> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:53:01 +0000 Emily McCord 21355 at http://wyso.org New Ohio Guide: Neil Armstrong Museum http://wyso.org/post/new-ohio-guide-neil-armstrong-museum <p>Ohio has flight in its veins. The Wright brothers began experimenting with planes in Dayton and the state claims 24 astronauts. Wapakoneta is the home of Neil Armstrong &ndash; the first man to step foot on the moon &ndash; and one of the most private people on earth. The museum here on Apollo lane is shaped like a moon.</p> Sun, 19 Aug 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 20615 at http://wyso.org New Ohio Guide: Neil Armstrong Museum