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Neil Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012)
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died. He was 82.
“Neil Armstrong was also a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job,” said a statement from his family
NASA Administrator Statement on Neil Armstrong’s Death
The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden regarding the death of former test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was 82.
“On behalf of the entire NASA family, I would like to express my deepest condolences to Carol and the rest of Armstrong family on the passing of Neil Armstrong. As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own.
“Besides being one of America’s greatest explorers, Neil carried himself with a grace and humility that was an example to us all. When President Kennedy challenged the nation to send a human to the moon, Neil Armstrong accepted without reservation.
“As we enter this next era of space exploration, we do so standing on the shoulders of Neil Armstrong. We mourn the passing of a friend, fellow astronaut and true American hero.”
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