Neil Armstrong - First Man to Walk on the Moon - Dead

Digging The Moon

NBC is reporting that Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is dead. He was 82.

Armstrong, the commander of the Apollo 11 team, walked on the Moon on 20 July 1969, famously describing the event as 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind'.

NBC reports that Armstrong died Saturday, weeks after heart surgery and days after his 82nd birthday on August 5th.

Armstrong was a NASA astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor, and United States Naval Aviator.

According to Wikipedia, Armstrong received many honors and awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, the Sylvanus Thayer Award, the Collier Trophy from the National Aeronautics Association, and the Congressional Gold Medal. Armstrong was also inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor and the Astronaut Hall of Fame.'