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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.

The family described him as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, and also as "a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job."

Source: CBS News. Read full article. (link)

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  • Pound. Head. On. Desk.||

    My biggest hero growing up. Met him once when he gave a talk at University of Richmond, along with Gene Cernan, the last man on the moon. Both were very kind to a man who, because of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, learned to count down before counting up.

  • The Bearded Hobbit||

    The Mercury program and Dr. George Fischbeck are the two reasons that I am an engineer today.

    Fair winds and following seas, Neil.

    ... Hobbit

  • ||

    ...When astronauts were heros to a nation...

    Astronauts explore a part of our existence most of us never will. Armstrong landed on the moon and was a symbol of what mankind can achieve.

    Hopefully this push towards discovery continues.

  • Mordiac||

    Wasn't he against the for-profit space industry?

  • jason||

    He was a legend and just died one day before, he is not just an American but an world hero.

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