Saturday, August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong poses for a photo by fellow Apollo 11 crew member Buzz Aldrin inside the Eagle Lunar Module, on July 20, 1969.
NASA / Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.

Neil Armstrong (1930-2012)... Thank you, Mr. Armstrong, for making that giant leap for mankind 43 years ago. The former test pilot, aerospace engineer, university professor and Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 astronaut passed away today at the age of 82. May Armstrong Rest In Peace.

Neil Armstrong poses in front of NASA's X-15 aircraft, on January 1, 1960.

A Saturn V rocket carrying NASA's Apollo 11 spacecraft launches to the Moon on July 16, 1969.

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong is about to set foot on the Moon for the first time, on July 20, 1969.

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, his shadow visible in the foreground, photographs the Eagle Lunar Module at Tranquility Base, on July 20, 1969.
NASA / Neil A. Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin lie in quarantine aboard the USS Hornet during a visit by President Richard Nixon, on July 24, 1969.

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