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Who Is Neil Armstrong? Twitter Users Ask After Iconic Astronaut's Death

08/25/2012 04:26 EDT | Updated 08/25/2012 04:35 EDT
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FILE - In undated photo provided by NASA shows Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he has died at age 82. A statement from the family says he 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 July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972. (AP Photo/NASA)

Sigh. If there's one person who we think might be known by just about EVERYBODY on the planet, astronaut Neil Armstrong would be one of them.

Armstrong, died on Saturday reportedly due to complications from surgery. And sadly, some people on Twitter, have been posting "Who Is Neil Armstrong?"

Well, youngster, let us teach you. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. We'll just give you a minute to let that sink in.

He is not, repeat NOT, Lance Armstrong, the controversial U.S. cyclist who made headlines recently.

Neil Armstrong, along with fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, blasted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida on July 16, 1969 and landed on the moon (ON THE MOON!) on July 21, 1969. It looked and sounded something like this:

So there ya go. Neil Armstrong. Astronaut. First man on the moon. You're welcome. Now get back to that history textbook.

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