Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, plant the US flag on the lunar surface July 20 1969
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US astronaut Neil Armstrong dies, first man on Moon

Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, has died at the age of 82.

As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon on 20 July 1969.

Earlier this month he underwent heart-bypass surgery to relieve blocked coronary arteries.

Pallab Ghosh reports.

  • 25 Aug 2012
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