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An Argentine football club has its colours in the moon taken by Armstrong

Tuesday, August 28th 2012 - 05:35 UTC
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Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died on Saturday at the age of 82, planted in the moon a pennant from the Argentine football team Independiente, something he personally revealed during a visit to Buenos Aires, recalls the club from one of the working neighbourhoods of the Argentine capital. Read full article


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  • DanyBerger

    Ha ha ha

    I cannot stop laughing bloody Argies always manage to be everywhere even in the moon.

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 09:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    That must be all the proof needed for Argentina to claim the Moon, hey Dany.
    & l suppose the first non-Argentine colony on the moon will be “implanted”?

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 09:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cLOHO

    its certainly proof of an Argentine settlement.

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 11:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Sir Rodderick Bodkin

    Lmao, at the comment.
    Why didn't you take the colours of Boca Junior to the moon. That's a real football team. LOL

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 11:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    What a lovely story =) RIP Neil Armstrong

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 12:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Raul

    2 Isolde
    Pathetic reply. Clearly these obsecionada, worse than a malvinista on the conflict in the Malvinas-Falklands. Pity that hatred and resentment will govern. Is the image you give.
    Have peace .......

    5 British_Kirchnerist
    I share your opinion. Humanity fraternize in large and small gestures ...

    I leave a thought:
    Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.

    Isaac Newton (1642-1727) British mathematician and physicist.

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 01:07 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Englander

    Neil Armstrong from the USA but with roots in the Borders. Cool, calm and courageous - A true hero of our times.

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Zethee

    Raul: Come on it is pretty funny. Give it twenty years and some Argentinian government will be claiming the moon over this. I mean, it's essentially as strong as a case as the south Georgia islands.

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 08:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JUBA

    isolda, cloho, zethee......aged orchard, grow in attic. Return only MALVINAS, and GO HOME !!!!!!!!!

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Steveu

    @10 The moon is part of the RG continental shelf - did you not know this?

    Aug 28th, 2012 - 10:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marcos Alejandro

    4 Sir Rodderick Bodkin (#)
    “Why didn't you take the colours of Boca Junior to the moon. That's a real football team. LOL”
    Yes, I totally agree with you on that :-)

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 03:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Faulconbridge

    'And once in Buenos Aires Armstrong confirmed that he effectively had taken an Independiente pennant to the moon, an event many Argentines did not believe when it was first revealed by the club’s authorities.'

    Effectively? Either he did or he didn't.
    Was this before or after he became a muslim? When was it was first revealed by the club’s authorities? When it was first revealed by Armstrong?

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 05:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    10 Steveu
    The Falklands may as well be in the Oceanus Procellarum, such is the chances of Argentina getting their hands on it.

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 06:10 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • lsolde

    @6 Raul,
    Well its in the same catagory as your ridiculous “claims” to the Falklands, South Georgia & British Antarctica.
    Territories that you've NEVER owned. You just WOULD LIKE TO own.
    lts on par with your pathetic leader's pathetic & unreasonable “claims”.
    @9 JUBA,
    l AM home. But you are not. Go home to Spain.
    Ps, there is no such place as malvinas, only in your head.♥

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 08:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Alexei

    The moon was first discovered by the Spanish astronomer Diego de Pantoja in 1574 and claimed in the name of King Filipe III of Spain. Pantoja once visited Uruguay, so Argentina inherited sovereignty of the conquered territory of 'La Luna' under the treaty of Doritos in 1820 .

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 08:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • JUBA

    # isolda, my dear aged, I´m home in ARGENTINA, in LATINAMERICA. And you ???? - Remember: time, time !!!!! remember OEA: said “.............” chunckle.

    Aug 29th, 2012 - 11:50 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @16 - Juba

    And Isolde is at home in the Falklands, and she can probably trace her ancestors on the islands further back than you can trace your ancestors in Argentina.

    Or are you going to try and tell us that you are a native Amerindian again? Especially as after the last time when you forgot your claim to native blood and began blogging racist crap?

    Why, in your opinion, do the descendants of Spanish and Italian colonists have the right to keep the land that their ancestors settled after taking it from native people, but those who are descended from British colonists who took the land from no native people don't?

    Please give us your wisdom on this matter?

    In regards to the story, I'm quite cynical. Why wait until after Armstrong is dead to make this claim? Why didn't this football club ever mention it before?

    Is there any independent verification of this claim, such as a member of Armstrongs family whom he told?

    Why would he take a pennant from an Argentine football club (most US citizens barely even noticed that non-American football existed in the 60's and 70's), and not an American sports team that he supported?

    It just seems strange to me.

    Aug 30th, 2012 - 10:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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