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Neil Armstrong 1930-2012
August 26, 2012
 

Neil Armstrong #winkatthemoon Armstrong in the lunar module Eagle on the surface of the moon. July 20, 1969.
Image credit: NASA
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died on Aug. 25, 2012, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

"Neil was not only a friend, but a superb NACA research pilot, a quiet and incredibly competent NASA astronaut, and a person who enhanced all of our lives. He can never be replaced."
- Jack Boyd, NASA Ames senior advisor for history


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