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Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon in 1969, has died at the age of 82. We take a look back at his journey and some of the rare interviews he conducted.

Neil Armstrong headshot, as NASA astronaut
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Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82. For young technology followers, Armstrong’s name may seem a little distant. But his journey to the moon in 1969 inspired many of our best and brightest to take giant leaps and push mankind forward. He came to represent American determination and our drive to achieve greatness.

Here’s a quick video look back at Armstrong starting with his iconic landing on the moon in 1969:

In May 2012, he gave an interview for the Certified Practicing Accountants of Australia:

Armstrong in 2009 spoke after he was awarded a Congressional Gold medal:

60 Minutes got an interview with Armstrong in 2005:

Here’s an interview the BBC had with Armstrong in 1970:

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  1. Here is an online memorial to Neil Armstrong – please feel free to light a virtual candle or send
    virtual flowers – http://www.memorialmatters.com/memorials.php?page=NeilArmstrong

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  2. Nice collection of memorial interviews. He was definitely a legend. Love is courage to achieve the landmark for his country.

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