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Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies at 82

 

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By KOMO Staff and News Services | Published: Aug 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM PDT

 

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong (Feb. 2012 file photo)

 

CINCINNATI, Ohio - Famed astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died at age 82, ABC News reports.

 

Armstrong had been recovering from recent heart surgery.

 

His wife Carol said in an interview about two weeks ago that he had been making progress after his cardiac bypass surgery.

 

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.

 

Armstrong and his wife married in 1999 and made their home in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill, but he has largely stayed out of public view in recent years.

 

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Neil just took the ultimate leap. Godspeed!

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