Neil Armstrong – first man on the moon has died at age 82
What a depressing way to begin the weekend. Neil Armstrong the first man to walk on the moon just turned 82 on August 5th. Today, August 25th, Armstrong has died Neil Armstrong had heart surgery just a few weeks ago. He was the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong is also famous for the quote:
“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Twenty minutes later his crewmate, Buzz Aldrin, joined him, and the world watched as the men spent the next two hours bounding around in the moon’s light gravity, taking rock samples, setting up experiments, and taking now-iconic photographs.
“Isn’t this fun?” Armstrong said over his radio link to Aldrin. The third member of the Apollo 11 crew, Michael L. Collins, orbited 60 miles overhead in the mission’s command ship, Columbia. President Richard Nixon called their eight-day trip to the moon “the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation.”