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Neil Armstrong Dead at 82

Neil Armstrong, captain of the Apollo 11 mission that made him the first man to walk on the moon, died today at 82. Armstrong’s family released the following statement:

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Neil Armstrong has passed away following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, Neil was our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.”

Armstrong will always be remembered for saying “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” during his first steps on the lunar surface. [USA Today]

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