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25/08/2012 Astronaut Neil Armstrong dies

Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. Armstrong underwent bypass surgery to relieve blocked coronary arteries. Although he was reportedly recovering well, he developed complications in the hospital and died on August 25, in Cincinnati, Ohio, aged 82.


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