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NBC News: Astronaut Neil Armstrong dead at age 82

Posted by Angela Nelson, Boston.com Staff  August 25, 2012 03:13 PM

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NBC News is reporting that Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died today, several weeks after undergoing heart surgery and days after turning 82.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, radioing back to Earth with the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." He spent nearly three hours walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.

Armstrong and his wife married, Carol, in 1999 and made their home in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill. He has largely stayed out of public view in recent years.

Here are some of the reports about Armstrong's death:

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