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Neil Armstrong's Amazingly Inspiring Nerd Manifesto

Neil Armstrong was commander of Apollo 11, the first astronaut to ever set foot on the moon, and a man whose accomplishments were legendary and far-reaching. But he was also an irrepressible nerd in love with mathematics, science and engineering. This is his manifesto.


The Real Story Behind Neil Armstrong's History-Making Line

We all know the line, but what about the story behind it. Armstrong was always keen on telling folks that he’d thought up the historical words after landing on the moon, but before the walk. That is to say, relatively off-the-cuff. A new documentary tells a slightly different story.


Watch NASA Beautifully Remember Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong. The first man on the moon. Space legend. Buried at sea, this is how NASA remembers him. Watch it yourself and see how he touched everybody’s life. [NASA]


Neil Armstrong Will Be Buried At Sea

Neil Armstrong is not going to have a grave. The first man to walk on the moon is going to be buried at sea.


Read The Chilling Apollo 11 Failure Speech Richard Nixon Had Prepared

Apollo 11 was a resounding success from start to finish. From the minute the rocket left the pad through to landing on the moon and right back down to Earth, it was a day etched in human history forever. Safety wasn’t always guaranteed, though, as evidenced by this condolence speech then-President Richard Nixon had prepared in case everything went sideways.


Rare Image Of Neil Armstrong On The Moon

He was the first man to walk on the moon, but Neil Armstrong didn’t have any good photos to prove it. He was holding the camera most of the time, so it was Buzz Aldrin who got all the awesome shots. Here is the only image that clearly shows Armstrong’s face as he walks on the moon, freshly dug up from archives of old NASA photos.


Monday Night Web Movie: Relive the Moon Landing With This Documentary

We woke up this week to a world without Neil Armstrong in it. He was taken over the weekend following complications from a heart operation earlier in the month. Armstrong’s achievements included being the first man to ever set foot on the Moon, and it’s now time to relive that achievement with our Monday Night Web Movie.


RIP Neil Armstrong, First Man On The Moon

Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 and the first man to ever set foot on the moon, died to yesterday at age 82 due to complications from his heart surgery three weeks prior.


Neil Armstrong Talks Moon Landing To Australian Accountants

That’s right up there in terms of headlines I never thought I’d write, but it’s true nonetheless; Neil Armstrong — yes, that Neil Armstrong — a man notable for generally refusing interview requests outright, has recorded a series of indepth interview with the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia.


The Ejector Seat's Trial By Fire

Neil Armstrong and Yuri Gagarin at least knew what they were getting into — Lt. Jack Fruin had no idea he’d be the first man shot out of a plane. Punching Out by James Cross recalls this Navy pilot’s momentous flight.