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Neil Armstrong Dies at 82, First Man On The Moon

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Neil Armstrong Dies at 82, First Man On The Moon
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There are a lot of people that can remember where they were when man first landed on the moon, and especially when they first heard the words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” These were the words from NASA Astronaut Neil Armstrong as he set foot as the first man on the moon. An event that took the world by storm.

Neil Armstrong, a Purdue and University of Southern California graduate, began his flight career as a test pilot at Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1958, Armstrong was selected for the U.S. Air Force’s “Man In Space Soonest program,” which was the Air Force’s program to put a man on the moon prior to the Soviet Union.

In July 1969, Armstrong (as Commander), along with lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, and command module pilot Michael Collins headed off to the moon on Apollo 11. As Armstrong touched down on the “Sea of Tranquility” location on the moon, Armstrong communicated back to Houston “Houston, Tranquility Base here — the Eagle has landed,” and seven hours later, his famous words of “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

After Armstrong’s career at NASA, and his first and only trip to the moon, he resigned from NASA in 1971 and accepted a teaching position at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Aerospace Engineering; however, Armstrong resigned from UC in 1979 without publicly stating a reason.

On August 25th, 2012, Neil Armstrong died from complications due to surgery to relieve his blocked coronary arteries, and was 82 years old. The public has been paying their respects to this history maker via Twitter:

Neil Armstrong Dies at 82, First Man On The Moon


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  • Sunil Panabokke

    A man who made history with the efforts of many more. Thank you for being the icon you were and taking the giant step for mankind. May you attain Nirvana.

  • Neil Fox

    Here is an online memorial to Neil Armstrong – please feel free to light a virtual candle or send
    virtual flowers – http://www.memorialmatters.com/memorials.php?page=NeilArmstrong

  • http://www.andhraworld.in/ INDIA

    We Hats aff to you and we miss the “FIRST SON OF MOON”…..

  • http://www.andhraworld.in/ www.andhraworld.in

    This is the time to see The great person photo only today some millions of people saw the Neil Armstrong photo we miss you you are the First son of moon and moon is very sad today :(

  • http://goodcontentwebsits.com Paul

    I was 19 years of age…and I my heart was racing with excitement as I sat and watched him on our black and white TV. He is a “Hero” to thousands who have followed him. Not only for those who worked for NASA but boys and girls from all walks of life who were inspired to continue his work.

  • http://www.resultswala.in/ www.resultswala.in

    The world lost such a brave guy…. you can check moonwalk videotapes….in the website…

  • Mithrananda Peiris

    Mr Neil Armstrong you are great hero not only set foot on moon, you are the man at one corner from moon, who made longest and historic telephone call ever made president mr Nixon from oval room in white house.Your rebirth again on earth would be the second man to set foot on planet Mars.

  • Mithrananda Peiris

    Mr Neil Armstrong you are great man not only set your foot on moon, you are the man who made longest and historic telephone call that president mr Nixon from oval room in white house an you are from moon.May you born again on earth to set your foot on planet Mars. Mr Neil Armstrong you are great hero not only set foot on moon, you are the man at one corner from moon, who made longest and historic telephone call ever made president mr Nixon from oval room in white house.Your rebirth again on earth would be the second man to set foot on planet Mars.

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