Neil Armstrong

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Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the Apollo 11 astronaut who became the first human being to set foot on another world, the moon, has died at age 82. When Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, he fulfilled the goal that had been set by President John F. Kennedy just eight years earlier.  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.

In addition to several juvenile biographies see this book on Neil Armstrong in several Marin libraries.  First man: the life of Neil A. Armstrong  by James R. Hansen

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