Remembering the legendary Neil Armstrong
- Duration 3:28
- Date Aug 26, 2012
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Also this morning Americans are mourning the loss of a real American hero yeah.
-- -- -- -- -- Passed away leaving behind an amazing legacy straits right now is Walt Cunningham and Apollo seven astronaut in the second.
Civilian astronaut who followed in the footsteps of Armstrong he is also the author of the book.
The all American boys -- thanks for joining us.
Well it's nice to be with you with circumstances are said -- -- -- Absolutely.
An American legend and icon and hero.
What don't we know about Neil Armstrong he's he's been such a quiet guy once he left the public -- we don't know much about him at all.
Well it's it's interesting because Neal.
Was in a very unique position.
-- always acknowledge recognize -- a team effort.
They got us to the moon back in the 1960s.
An accomplishment that.
Well my personal opinions of 500 years from now that's all -- -- remember about twenty set twentieth century.
The man first set foot on the moon.
Neil was always a team player and he always recognize that while as astronauts we got the glory.
But the entire team was what really causes success and that means.
The operations people the engineering folks in fact even management in those days played a significant role in how we got there when we did -- from.
Since you followed in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and -- of the same.
Air as far as it's going to them.
And when did you stay in touch with Neil Armstrong after all these years.
Well we all had -- I would say rather close personal it's that's he's not a personal relationships much of -- business relationship we all shared the same task -- duties.
But we -- frequently assigned with things that would keep us apart.
For example -- -- office next to mine and we talk together at the pilots meetings.
And with occasionally -- fly together but we he pursued his things and we all pursue guards but we -- all on the same team.
I think maybe probably what they.
The public doesn't recognize today they look back and see it is.
And we all felt like we were doing this not for any personal.
A -- guys with so much as we were doing it for the country sure you know that we -- that was a period of time win.
Everybody in America wanted to be the best at whatever it was and I hope that hasn't been lost.
As time goes on.
-- and while before you go just to show you what a selfless guy Neil Armstrong was I understand I heard a story yesterday.
That apparently all of the Apollo badges have the names of the crew members except Neil Armstrong's.
-- -- -- I can't speak personally about his his badges that but -- there will never be anyone else that can handle the kind of fame and notoriety.
That came -- landing on the moon for the first time like Neil Neil was a unique.
Individual about that he shared the glory.
The best way he could but nobody.
From our team I don't think can -- share.
Do as well -- that and when he did it about a quarter of the entire planet was watching -- television as he stepped off.
Instead those words that will live forever all right Walt Cunningham thank you so much for remembering Neil Armstrong with us today.
Thank you very much said time.
Is that right she said it.