Saturday, August 25, 2012

First man on the moon, Neil Armstrong dies at 82

Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the Moon, has died at the age of 82. Armstrong had undergone surgery earlier this month to relieve blocked coronary arteries. A statement from Armstrong's family says he died following complications resulting from his heart surgery.

Armstrong walked on the Moon on 20th July 1969, famously describing the event as "one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind". Last November Armstrong, along with three other astronauts, received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest US civilian award. He was the commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. He and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon.

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