Jumat, 16 November 2012

0 Neil Armstrong dies

Cincinnati - legendary U.S. astronaut who was the first man to land on the moon, Neil Armstrong, has died at the age of 82 due to heart disease, early Sunday morning hrs. Beginning this August he underwent surgery to expedite the blocked coronary arteries.

»We are very sorry to break the news that Neil Armstrong had died following complications from cardiovascular procedures," the official statement of the Armstrong family.

  »Neil is a husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend of ours.

»Neil Armstrong was also an American hero who has always believed he was doing his job.

»He was kind to his country with pride as a Navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut.

»Still mourning the departure of a man who is very good, we also celebrate the extraordinary life and hope all is an example that young people around the world to work hard and make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and try to the maximum extent , and to serve for the sake of something greater than themselves. "

Armstrong became a byword throughout the world ever since he set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 flight and he was famous for the words »one small step for a man, one giant step for mankind."

Last November astronauts Armstrong and three others received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award for civilians the United States.

Approximately 600 million people or one-fifth of the world's population at the time watching and listening to the first human landing on the moon.

The landing on the moon that marks the U.S. victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War in space that began on October 4, 1957 in conjunction with the launch of Sputnik 1 satellite owned by the communist state.

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