US astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to ever step foot on the Moon, has died at the age of 82.
Earlier this month, he had a surgery to relieve blocked coronary arteries. He set foot on the Moon 20th July 1969. He famously described the event as “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.
NeilArmstrong, along with three other astronauts, received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest US civilian award, last November. He was the commander of the Apollo 11 spacecraft. He and fellow astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon.