Astronaut, Neil Armstrong the first man who had walked on the moon, has died at the age of eighty two years old. He had been recovering from a recent heart surgery. An issue statement from his family does say that his death occurred because of complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. The statement did not say where he died.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. After setting foot on the surface of the moon, he spoke the famous words,
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” a moment that was broadcast around the world.
He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon as he collected collecting, taking photographs and conducting experiments. Before he was an astronaut he was part of U.S. Navy and also served in the Korean War.
Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930.
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