On July 20, 1969. Commander Neil A. Armstrong and Air Force Col. Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon after blastoff from Cape Kennedy, Fla., on July 16, 1969.
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 passed away after facing complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. –Text by Agencies
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