The first human to walk on the moon has taken one big step into the great beyond. Neil Armstrong, pilot and first to step off the LEM footpad with the immortal words captured above has passed away:
NBC— Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday. His family reported the death at 2:45 p.m. ET. A statement said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. News of Armstrong’s death was first reported by NBC’s Jay Barbree.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.