ABC News confirms that Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died.
Armstrong was 82 years old. He had been hospitalized recently for heart surgery.
Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on August 5, 1930, Armstrong rocketed to international fame in 1969 with the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Armstrong was joined on the moon during the mission by Buzz Aldrin. The command module was piloted by Michael Collins.
Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon on July 21, 1969 when he stepped off the lunar lander and said "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
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