RIP Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died Saturday, a week after heart surgery and the day after the 82nd anniversary of his.
Armstrong commanded Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he returned to Earth via radio historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." He spent nearly three hours of walking on the moon with fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.
Armstrong and hiw wife, Carol, were married in 1999, making their home in the Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill, but he mostly stayed out of the public eye in recent years.
Neil Armstrong RIP, He spoke at the Ohio State University during the February event honoring fellow astronauts John Glenn and the 50th anniversary of Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth. In May, Armstrong joined Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, at the Pensacola Naval Air Station in Florida to support the opening of the National Flight Academy, which aims to teach math and science to children through an aviation-oriented camp.