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August 26, 2012

Neil Armstrong dies

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Portrait of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong
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Neil Armstrong

Apollo 11 mission commander, Neil Armstrong died on Saturday at age 82, due to complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. Neil Armstrong, was the first man to step on the moon on July 20, 1969. He said the now famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Two days before his birthday, Armstrong successfully underwent heart surgery.

Armstrong’s associate, Edwin Aldrin, who also walked on the moon released a statement regarding the death stating;

My friend Neil took the small step but giant leap that changed the world and will forever be remembered as a landmark moment in human history. I had truly hoped that in 2019, we would be standing together along with our colleague Mike Collins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of our moon landing. Regrettably, this is not to be. Neil will most certainly be there with us in spirit.
Edwin Aldrin, CBC News


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