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Neil Armstrong Dead: Photos Of First Man To Walk On The Moon

08/25/2012 04:47 EDT | Updated 08/25/2012 05:17 EDT
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 22: Astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 and the first human to walk on the moon, testifies before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee about human space flight on Capitol Hill September 22, 2011 in Washington, DC. Last week NASA unveiled their new heavy-lift rocket system that will put humans into space with a command capsule that is already under development. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Iconic astronaut Neil Armstrong has died, but will be forever remembered through photos of his incredible life and historic journey to the moon.

Armstrong died at age 82 from complications of cardiovascular procedures, his family confirmed. He became the first person to step on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.

Many of the famous moon landing photographs feature fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin, as Armstrong manned the camera, reported the Daily Mail when a never-before-seen still of Armstrong's moon walk emerged in 2009. Slamming conspiracy theories surrounding the moon landing, Armstrong joked "they were never a concern to me, because I know someone is going to fly back up there and pick up the camera I left there."

In later years, he rarely made appearances and stayed away from cameras.

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