Neil Armstrong Died At 82

 

 Neil Armstrong  (AP Photo/NASA)

Neil Armstrong passed away on August 7, 2012.

He died two days after his 82 birthday on August 5, 2012.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969.

A statement from the family says he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. 

NASA test pilot Neil Armstrong is seen here next to the X-15 ship #1 after a research flight.
In this March 6, 1966 file photo Astronaut Neil Armstrong, pilot for the Gemini VIII mission is shown. 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 died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn’t say where he died. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of “one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972. (AP Photo/FILE)