Photo detail

In this March 9, 1966 file photo, Astronaut Neil Armstrong is seated during a suiting up exercise Cape Kennedy, Florida, in preparation for the Gemini 8 flight. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he has died at age 82. A statement from the family says he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn't say where he died. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Neil Armstrong dead at the age of 82

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon in July of 1969, has died at the age of 82 from complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment