#BREAKING: Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82, NBC News has learned—
NBC Nightly News (@nbcnightlynews) August 25, 2012
Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person ever to set foot on the moon, has died at age 82.
Armstrong, a Korean War veteran, was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in 1930 and was the command pilot on NASA’s 1966 Gemini 8 mission. On July 21, 1969, as part of the Apollo 11 mission which took man to the moon, he spoke the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”