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American astronaut; first human to walk on the Moon

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Neil Armstrong: American astronaut; first human to walk on the Moon
Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.


CBS News special: 'Man on the Moon'

On the 50th anniversary, two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk: Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and..
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A Scoop About Neil Armstrong Arrived in a Plain Brown Envelope

What happens when The Times gets documents by snail mail with what looks like an important story? First, you have to make sure they’re authentic.
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‘Would Dad Approve?’ Neil Armstrong’s Heirs Divide Over a Lucrative Legacy

Mr. Armstrong was averse to cashing in on his celebrity. But as the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approached, his sons began auctioning off his memorabilia.
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Neil Armstrong Died After Heart Surgery. That May Have Been Avoided.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have coronary bypass surgery each year, and few die. Here’s what experts say happened to a national hero.
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Watch: Apollo 11 splashdown 50 years ago today

Four days after the first successful moon landing, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins faced a final, harrowing challenge
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How CBS News covered the Apollo 11 splashdown

On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins completed the final leg of their extraordinary journey to the moon, returning safely back to Earth. Watch..
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Neil Armstrong's family received a secret $6M settlement over a wrongful death dispute

A hospital paid the estate of Neil Armstrong $6M in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to his death.  
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Hospital paid $6M to Neil Armstrong's family after his death

Armstrong's sons, Mark and Rick, contended care provided by Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital cost their father his life
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First Responders, Robert Mueller, Neil Armstrong: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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Neil Armstrong’s Death, and a Stormy, Secret $6 Million Settlement

The astronaut’s sons contended that incompetent medical care had cost him his life, and threatened to go public. His widow says she wanted no part of the payout.
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Space tourism aims to make anyone into an astronaut

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. The skies have never looked the same. Apollo 11 was a defining human achievement -- and it made people dream that space is..
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The endearing, angry, and heartbreaking letters the world sent to Neil Armstrong after Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong spent much of his life after the moon landing shunning attention. If people had to praise, he encouraged them to appreciate all of his work, not just the historic landing. But his one..
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The history of the Apollo 11 moon landing

Saturday marks 50 years since the greatest technological achievement in human history: At 4:17 in the afternoon Eastern time, a spacecraft carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched..
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Rare auction: A book used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's moon landing

An out of this world auction item used by the first people on the moon could go for one giant price! Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.  
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Spacesuits have been bulky since before Apollo 11. A skintight design may change that

The iconic, but bulky, spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong hasn't drastically changed in decades. A skintight design may change that.  
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President Nixon talks to Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon

Shortly after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the U.S. flag on the moon, they received a congratulatory phone call from President Richard Nixon. Watch the CBS News coverage from July 20, 1969.
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Watch Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong made history as the first man to walk on the moon, and uttered his famous words: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." See..
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Apollo 11 astronauts plant flag on the moon on July 20, 1969

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin planted the American flag on the surface of the moon. Watch the moment here.
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Watch the moment men first landed on the moon

Walter Cronkite anchored CBS News live coverage on July 20, 1969, as Apollo 11's "Eagle" lunar lander, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, touched down on the moon. TV viewers..
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Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong put a flag on the moon. Here's what you can and can't see in the iconic photo

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, USA TODAY spoke with NASA experts to explain the details in the famed flag photo on the moon.
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Beyond the Apollo 11 moon landing: Neil Armstrong's close friend reveals a different side of legend

Ex-LPGA commissioner Charlie Mechem had an enduring friendship with Neil Armstrong, who he met two years after the moon landing. He reflects on bond.
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"Man on the Moon:" The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing

CBS New relives the momentous 1969 moon walk as told by two legends -- Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and the man who..
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Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz..
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Armstrong's restored spacesuit goes on display

The spacesuit that Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong wore on the moon is back on display in mint condition. The suit was rehabbed before it was unveiled Tuesday by Vice President Mike Pence at the Air and..
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Peggy Whitson's advice to aspiring astronauts: "Live outside what's comfortable"

Former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson first dreamed of going to space when she saw Neil Armstrong take the first step on the moon. Whitson spent a record 665 days in space. That’s more than any other..
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A look back at the history made by Apollo 11

Crowds are gathering at Kennedy Space Center to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, the mission to put the first people on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the..
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Apollo 11: The original moonwalk

President John F. Kennedy ignited the "space race" with the Soviet Union on May 25, 1961 with his goal of putting an American on the moon; The Apollo 11 mission captured the imagination of a generation..
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Apollo 11 astronauts share a meal before their historic mission

Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins appeared calm, joking and laughing as they ate dinner the night before their historic launch to the moon on July 16, 1969.
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Apollo 11 astronauts wave goodbye as they head to the Saturn V rocket

Despite a police escort, Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins’ transfer van was stymied by traffic and arrived late at launch station 39A
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"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 7/14

This week's edition of "Sunday Morning," hosted by Jane Pauley, features Time magazine editor-at-large Jeffrey Kluger's report on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Plus: Tracy Smith..
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To the Moon! Apollo 11's great adventure

Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin..
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The moon landing at 50: Neil Armstrong in his own words

In a 2005 interview, former astronaut Neil Armstrong discussed how it felt to walk on the moon, and why he shunned the fame that came from it
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Preview: Man on the Moon - a CBS News Special

Two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk. Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and the man who reported it...
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Welcome to July 1969: Inside NASA's restored Mission Control

Astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon 50 years ago. CBS News’ Mark Strassmann got an inside look at the newly-renovated command post that helped get him there...
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NASA almost didn't televise the first moon landing

Mission control might never have witnessed Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon if it weren't for the vision of men like Eugene Shoemaker
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Apollo 11 anniversary: How the Eagle landed

In 2007 interview, Neil Armstrong and former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite recall some of the scariest moments of the history-making mission
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Neil Armstrong's secret moon memorabilia

The world is getting a look at some souvenirs Neil Armstrong quietly brought home from Apollo 11 and kept secret for decades
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Should Neil Armstrong’s Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever?

With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.
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50 years later, NASA headed to the moon again

Nearly 50 years after Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon, part of the storied Apollo program, NASA officials announce they’re going back to the moon, permanently. (July 11)  
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Some lucky people will own artifacts from Apollo 11 thanks to a special auction

From an auction that ended Thursday, lucky winners will take home pieces from the Apollo 11 mission, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin items.
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Elin Hilderbrand on finding the "emotional truth" in "Summer of '69"

50 years ago this summer, Americans saw some monumental highs and lows. On July 18, 1969, then-Sen. Ted Kennedy drove his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts. Just two days..
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Smithsonian unveils Neil Armstrong's post-conservation Apollo 11 spacesuit

After nearly a decade in storage, age had caught up with the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore during his iconic moonwalk. Conservators at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum recognized the..
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Mining of the Moon to Begin: ESA Signs Contract

mining of the moon to begin: esa signs contract
by Stephanie Boyd - 2019 will be a very important year for the Moon – not only has there already been footage sent back from the reported ‘dark side’ in recent weeks, but we will..
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