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First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong Passes Away at 82

“In my own view, the important achievement of Apollo was a demonstration that humanity is not forever chained to this planet, and our visions go rather further than that, and our opportunities are unlimited.”
— Neil A. Armstrong

Neil Armstrong in the Apollo landing module after his historic moonwalk (NASA)

Today we mourn the loss of a true hero and icon of a generation, if not an entire century: Neil Alden Armstrong, former NASA astronaut and first person to set foot on the Moon, has passed away due to complications from cardiovascular surgery. Armstrong had recently turned 82 years old on August 5.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on August 25, 2012, in News, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on I Want Ice Water and commented:
    This is truly sad news. R.I.P. to a great man!

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  2. Very very sad news.
    And for me this sentence “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”will always stay in my mind.
    Bon Voyage Neil. With God’s speed! R.I.P.
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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