Posted by | August 25, 2012 15:59 | Filed under: Top Stories

The first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has died, weeks after heart surgery, and days after his 82nd birthday.

His family reported the death at 2:45 p.m. ET. A statement said he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.

Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and he radioed back to Earth the historic news: “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.