Armstrong was first of 12 men to walk on the moon

In this July 20, 1969 file photo provided by NASA shows Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, the first men to land on the moon, plant the U.S. flag on the lunar surface. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he has died at age 82. A statement from the family says he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn't say where he died. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972. (AP Photo/ Anonymous)
August 25, 2012 2:33:46 PM PDT
The 12 men who walked on the moon:

-- Neil Armstrong. Apollo 11, 1969. 1930-2012.
-- Buzz Aldrin. Apollo 11, 1969. Born 1930.
-- Charles "Pete" Conrad. Apollo 12, 1969. 1930-1999.
-- Alan L. Bean. Apollo 12, 1969. Born 1932.
-- Alan Shepard. Apollo 14, 1971. 1923-1998.
-- Edgar D. Mitchell. Apollo 14, 1971. Born 1930.
-- David Scott. Apollo 15, 1971. Born 1932.
-- James B. Irwin. Apollo 15, 1971. 1930-1991.
-- John Young, Apollo 16, 1972. Born 1930.
-- Charles M. Duke Jr. Apollo 16, 1972. Born 1935.
-- Eugene A. Cernan. Apollo 17, 1972. Born 1934.
-- Harrison "Jack" Schmitt. Apollo 17, 1972. Born 1935.


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