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And hello everyone this is a Fox News alert astronaut Neil Armstrong had died.
Armstrong who was the first man on the moon for ever known for the lion that's one small step for man and one -- giant leap for mankind.
As he touched down on the surface for the very first time it was July 20 1969.
Armstrong underwent a heart bypass surgery earlier this month to remove.
A relieve a blocked coronary artery he was 82 years old just making his birthday August 5.
Jon Scott right now we'll take a look back on his extraordinary life.
Quality -- here.
People are -- I think perhaps the final descent into the lunar surface -- before me is the highlight applied very.
A lot of unknowns for a pilot it was a wonderful experience.
On July 16 1969.
Apollo eleven commander Neil Armstrong's blasted off to the -- -- -- -- taking where no man had ever landed before.
Traveling museum -- lunar module pilot Edwin Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot.
Michael calls after landing at powers.
To stand I'm here fifteen feet so above the surface so long before.
We actually got out on the surface we already have pretty good appreciation for what it's -- -- would like.
I want you all have a program.
-- -- Armstrong -- in world history when he stepped -- eagle and set foot on the moon on July 20.
Hundreds of millions of people gathered in front of televisions around the globe to witness this monumental feat.
The men of Apollo eleven became national heroes the president praised their heroics with a special long distance call.
Tornado on -- I'm talking to you by telephone from these blue room of the white out.
Royal Neil Armstrong was born August 5 1930.
And walk and -- -- Ohio.
-- sixteen years of age he had his student pilot's license before he even drove a car.
He joined the navy and at the tender age of twenty flew 78 combat missions over Korea.
He graduated from Purdue university in 1955 with a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering.
Armstrong joined the astronaut program.
Four years later he got his first taste of space as commander of Gemini eight.
-- this mission to vehicles were successfully docked in space for the first time.
However they ran into complications drew Armstrong made the decision to begin reentry early and the mission was cut short.
Risks were always part of space exploration.
Prior to the launch of Apollo eleven Neil Armstrong was nearly killed while training in a lunar Lander test vehicle.
Plan unveiled decided to reject looking at pictures look like -- had to -- few swings in the her hear his story to the ground there.
The Apollo eleven was Armstrong's last mission in space.
He retired from NASA in 1971.
And accepted a teaching position at the University of Cincinnati.
He -- aerospace engineering until 1979.
Then he became a spokesman for a handful of US businesses and he also served on the boards of several companies.
He stopped signing autographs after finding out that his signing memorabilia were selling for large amounts of money.
Unlike some other astronauts he shied away from the limelight.
That means anything to do with the rest of it has to show business.
You are strong passes nobody would recognize -- he hasn't put his face out there.
Probably a 500 years of now we can be -- this would give each of Armstrong.
Just like you talk about the age of -- we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks for the from the ledger of our daily work Jon Scott Fox News.
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