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First man on moon Neil Armstrong dead at 82

Posted By admin On August 26, 2012 @ 4:27 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Mary Slosson
Reuters [1]
Aug 26, 2012

U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said on Saturday.

Armstrong died following complications from heart-bypass surgery he underwent earlier this month, the family said in a statement, just two days after his birthday on August 5.

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.”

Those words endure as one of the best known quotes in the English language.

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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/25/us-usa-neilarmstrong-idUSBRE87O0B020120825

[2] NASA: Apollo 11 flag from man’s first moon landing ‘missing’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nasa-apollo-11-flag-from-man%e2%80%99s-first-moon-landing-%e2%80%98missing%e2%80%99.html

[3] Moon may have more water than believed: study: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moon-may-have-more-water-than-believed-study.html

[4] Moon landing tapes got erased, NASA admits: http://www.prisonplanet.com/moon-landing-tapes-got-erased-nasa-admits.html

[5] The American Flags On The Moon Have All Turned White: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-american-flags-on-the-moon-have-all-turned-white.html

[6] Japanese Orbiter Finds No Evidence Apollo Missions Landed On Moon: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japanese-orbiter-finds-no-evidence-apollo-missions-landed-on-moon.html

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