First man on the moon: Former U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong dies at 82

Reuters, via InterAksyon.com, reports that former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, on Saturday, August 25 (U.S. time).

Reuters, via InterAksyon.com, reports that former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, on Saturday, August 25 (U.S. time). Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 mission, became the first man to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. What he said as he stepped on the moon’s surface has become one of the most quotable quotes of all time: "That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."

The report revealed that Armstrong had undergone "a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries."

 

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