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Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 mission, sits inside the Lunar Module as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of his historic moonwalk. Caption and photo courtesy of NASA

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died. He was 82.

Here’s a video of the historic July 20, 1969 descent onto the moon.

This is the second time in a little over a month that the science community has lost a historic figure in space flight history. Sally Ride – the first American woman in space – died on July 23 at the age of 61.

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