Neil Armstrong, who set mankind’s first steps on the moon during Apollo 11, the mission that finally made extraterrestrial travel seem real and gave the U.S. a lead in the Cold War space race, has died. He was 82.
Neil Armstrong , the first person to walk on the moon, told a Senate panel today that President Barack Obama is putting U.S. space dominance at risk with a plan for NASA that relies on unproven startup companies.
Aug. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away on August 25 at the age of 82. Here are a handful or important facts about his life and career. (Source: Bloomberg)
On Feb. 5, 1971, Edgar Mitchell became the sixth of only 12 men to step on the moon. Of that elite dozen, which included Buzz Aldrin and the late Neil Armstrong 44 years ago this week, Mitchell is the only one to go on record about his controversial belief in extraterrestrial UFOs -- and of a possible government cover-up.
Just over four decades ago, Alan Bean , clad in a bulky white spacesuit, backed down the ladder of the Lunar Module to become the fourth man to walk on the Moon. A few months earlier, of course, Neil Armstrong had the honor of stamping mankind’s first boot-print up there.