American astronaut and first man on the moon Neil Armstrong died today, at 82 years old. CBS news is reporting that his passing is related to ongoing cardiovascular problems. Earlier in the month he underwent heart bypass surgery.
Forty-three years after he first stepped on the moon, the accomplishment still seems unreal, especially for people who were too young to know what was happening, or were born later.
But it happened, not just once but a few times before America’s space program changed its focus and people stopped going to our only natural satellite.
Below are photos of the trip, and a video of the coverage from CBS of the launch. Also is a 1970 BBC interview with Armstrong in which he discusses his experience on the moon and touches on what he saw might be the future of human space flight to the moon.