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Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies

Tributes have been paid to Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, who has died at the age of 82. The former Nasa astronaut underwent heart surgery earlier this month. A statement from Mr Armstrong’s family said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He famously uttered the quote moments after setting foot on the lunar surface: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore said: “As the first man on the Moon, he broke all records. I knew him well. He was a man who had all the courage in the world.” Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the Moon on July 20 1969. He and fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the Moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. Mike Cruise, professor of astrophysics and space research at the University of Birmingham, said: “The people at the front of the race always have to tread on new ground. He led the whole world into a space era of greater proportion than has been achieved by satellites. You wonder when his first steps will be followed up. It must have been very … timesofmalta.com http://www.allplacedout.com/neil-armstrong-first-man-on-the-moon-dies/

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Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, dies