Astronaut Neil Armstrong Dead at 82
Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on another world, has died. He was 82.
In a statement his family said Armstrong had passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.
.Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.