The World Remembers Neil Armstrong

After serving in the Korean War and flying over 200 models of aircraft as a test pilot, Neil Armstrong used his experience to gently guide the lunar lander onto the untouched surface of the moon before making those first historic steps. He died last week, at age 82.

AS11-40-5880 – Boot and footprint. Image courtesy NASA via Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

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