Great American, U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong Dead at Age 82; First Man to Walk on the Moon – Video July 20, 1969

The great U.S. Astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, has died at the age of 82. Above is video from Walter Cronkite and CBS News’ coverage of Armstrong’s historic “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

LA TIMES: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement Saturday from his family said.

The Associated Press report did not say where he died. Armstrong had heart surgery earlier this month, but few details were made public at the time. Armstrong was a reticent, self-effacing man who shunned the spotlight whenever possible.

Armstrong’s lunar stroll on July 20, 1969 — watched by an estimated 600 million television viewers worldwide — established him firmly as one of the great heroes of the 20th century. . . . Read More

What a great American.

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