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In this July 20, 2009, photo, Buzz Aldrin, left, Michael Collins, center, and Neil Armstrong stand in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died, according to his family, on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. He was 82. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Neil Armstrong: 1930 – 2012


astronaut Neil Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he

became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82,

his family said on Aug. 25.