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A total of 24 astronauts went to the Moon and 12 of them walked on its surface. The first was Neil Armstrong 50 years ago, and the last was Gene Cernan in 1972.

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The new @SmithsonianChan  app allows users to walk on the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. #VirtualWorldsDay 

What takes 81,090 plastic bricks and 261 hours to complete? This Lego model of Neil Armstrong which has now gone on show in Sheffield:

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The first human on the Moon took his first rocket-powered flight (in the X-1B) #OTD  in 1957. Before he was an astronaut, Neil Armstrong worked as an NACA, then NASA, research pilot and tested aircraft including the X-1B and the X-15 (pic below).

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What takes 81,090 plastic bricks and 261 hours to complete? This Lego model of Neil Armstrong which has now gone on show in Sheffield:

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Stories on Neil Armstrong's death serve as a reminder to reporters to check out the quality of their local heart care centers. @wheisel 

"I believe Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I believe that Al Qaeda terrorists carried out the Sept. 11 attacks. And yet I count myself as the next thing to a conspiracy theorist on Mr. Epstein," writes @walterkirn .

The recent news that Neil Armstrong’s 2012 death may have been due to complications from a medical procedure was big news for history buffs, space fans & reporters. @wheisel  shares why

Stories on Neil Armstrong's death serve as a reminder to reporters to check out the quality of their local heart care centers. @wheisel 

The recent news that Neil Armstrong’s 2012 death may have been due to complications from a medical procedure was big news for history buffs, space fans & reporters. @wheisel  shares why

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50 years ago today, Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and I launched into space on a mission of enormous importance. God bless the 400,000 Americans who helped us get to the moon and back. Together, we Americans can do anything! Never forget July 16, 1969! #Apollo50 

“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” LIVE NOW: Watch NASA TV for the original replay, as the world experienced it, of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the surface of the Moon:

"Tomorrow will represent 50 years from the time we planted a beautiful American flag on the moon." 🚀🌑 President@realDonaldTrump  welcomes @astromcollins , @TheRealBuzz , and the family of Neil Armstrong to the Oval Office! #Apollo50 

Neil Armstrong: “That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind.” As these words were spoken 50 years ago now, history was made. From then on, we lived in a world where humans had set foot on the Moon. Celebrate the #Apollo50th  anniversary:

NBC NEWS confirms: Neil Armstrong'>Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died.

Armstrong family statement "Next time you walk outside on clear night & see moon smiling down at you, think of Neil & give him a wink."

Neil Armstrong was a hero not just of his time, but of all time. Thank you, Neil, for showing us the power of one small step. -bo

On this day in , the first humans set foot on the Moon during . With more #Apollo11than  half a billion people watching on television, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went where no one had gone before. Explore archived images and stories:

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It's #NationalMoonDay ! History was made 49 years ago #today  when the first humans set foot on the Moon during Apollo 11. Watched live on television by a worldwide audience, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went where no one had gone before. #NASA60th 

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