Video: RIP Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday at the age of 82.
The soft-spoken engineer who became an international hero died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, reports the Associated Press. Armstrong had a bypass operation this month, according to NASA. His family didn’t say where he died; he had lived in suburban Cincinnati.
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s scientific expeditions.
His first words after becoming the first person to set foot on the surface are etched in history books and the memories of those who heard them in a live broadcast.
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said.
To read Armstrong’s full AP obituary, click here.
During her concert Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl, jazz singer-pianist Diana Krall played the standard “Fly Me to the Moon” in honor of Armstrong, with whom she once shared a glass of wine, the AP reports.
If it’s good enough for a two-time Grammy winner like Krall, it’s good enough for us, so please enjoy in honor of Neil Armstrong, may he rest in peace among the stars:
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