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Neil Armstrong Dies

CINCINNATI (AP) - Former astronaut Neil Armstrong is dead at age 82. He had been recovering from heart surgery he had earlier this month in Ohio.
 
A statement from his family says Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn't say where he died.
 
Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. 

As the first man to walk on the moon, Armstrong was a hero to many. But the former Navy fighter pilot who commanded Apollo 11 described himself as "a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer."
 
Armstrong credited others for his accomplishment, but he's being remembered as "one of America's greatest explorers." NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says "as long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them."

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