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First Man on the Moon Neil ArmStrong DIES at 82

Famed US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, has died following complications from cardiovascular surgery, his family says. He was 82. Armstrong underwent cardiac bypass surgery earlier this month after doctors found blockages in his coronary arteries. Praising Armstrong as a "reluctant American hero", his family said on Saturday they were heartbroken and in a heartfelt tribute noted that the space pioneer had "served his nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut". "While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves," they said in a statement. Armstrong and fellow Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, before the eyes of hundreds of millions of awed television viewers worldwide. His first words upon stepping on the lunar surface have since been etched in history: "That's one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind." An estimated 600 million people watched the grainy black and white broadcast that showed Armstrong, clad in a white space suit, climb down the lunar module's ladder on to the Moon's desolate surface. As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, it was also Armstrong who had notified mission control that the module had made a <b>...</b>
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