He took a 'giant leap' for mankind on July 21, 1969, becoming the first person ever to walk on the surface of the moon. He died on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82.
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KSC99071522 - JULY 1969 - CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA, USA: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has named NEIL A. ARMSTRONG as Commander of Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Mission.. iw/NASA UPI
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