08/25/2012 03:07 EDT | Updated 10/25/2012 05:12 EDT

Neil Armstrong Dead: American Astronaut And First Man On The Moon Dies At Age 82

FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, file photo provided by NASA, Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong speaks at a celebration dinner honoring John Glenn in Columbus, Ohio. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is recovering from heart surgery days after his 82nd birthday, a NASA spokesman said Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls, File)

American astronaut Neil Armstrong has died at age 82.

Armstrong was the first person to step on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.

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