Monday, 27 August 2012

Neil Armstrong, first man to land on Moon, passes away So

Former US astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died on 25 August 2012 at the age of 82. 
Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries. 

As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the dusty surface, Armstrong said: ""That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." 
Neil Alden Armstrong was 38 years old at the time and even though he had fulfilled one of mankind's quests that had loomed for centuries and placed him at the pinnacle of human achievement, he did not revel in his accomplishment. He even seemed frustrated by the acclaim it brought.

Source:
http://cablequest.org/news/obituary/item/1738-neil-armstrong,-first-man-to-land-on-moon,-passes-away.htmlSource: http://cablequest.org/news/obituary/item/1738-neil-armstrong,-first-man-to-land-on-moon,-passes-away.html

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