nerd radio

Tune in live Thursday from 9pm est

Neil Armstrong dies, aged 82

August 25th, 2012 by bash Comments

US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the Moon, has died.

The 82-year-old passed away following complications from heart surgery, a statement from his family said.

Armstrong was commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft when it landed on the Moon on 20 July 1969. He and fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the foreign body.

The American shied away from publicity following his iconic mission but was known to be proud of his achievements.

There are not many images of Armstrong on the Moon (with the majority of those taken showing his colleague Adrin) however the above picture is one of those.

Let us know your thoughts below, @NerdFollowing on Twitter or on Facebook

Hi all. I'm Bash and love anything and everything to do with Star Wars. Although I've watched hundreds of movies, read dozens of books and played numerous computer games from other genres and franchises since, nothing has come close to seeing George Lucas' epic for the very first time. I hope you all like the site and come back often.