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In this 1969 photo provided by NASA, the crew of the Apollo 11 mission is seen. From left are Neil Armstrong, mission commander; Lt. Col. Michael Collins, U.S. Air Force; and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, USAF Lunar Module pilot.

Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies at 82

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By LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Neil Armstrong was a soft-spoken engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, but credited others for the feat, died Saturday. He was 82.


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