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Neil Armstrong

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Neil Armstrong: A giant legend for mankind

There are heroes and then there are those who transcend the accolade. The late Neil Armstrong, the first person to step foot on the moon, was one of that rarest of breeds.

27 Aug 2012 - 4:53am

Neil Armstrong, the first man to land on the moon, dies at 82

US President Barack Obama and astronaut Buzz Aldrin led tributes to the Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, lauding him as a reluctant but true American hero.

Armstrong, who died aged 82 from complications following cardiac bypass surgery, was praised for his willingness to embrace and conquer challenges that once seemed impossible.

27 Aug 2012 - 6:14am

Apollo 11's mission was a 'giant leap for mankind' - and cold war rivalry

At 9.32am on July 16, 1969, a 2,900-tonne Saturn V rocket blasted off from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida carrying the Columbia lunar command module and the dreams of a generation.

The mission was Apollo 11, the commander was 38-year-old former navy pilot Neil Armstrong and the destination was the Sea of Tranquility, on the moon.

27 Aug 2012 - 11:57am