Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at age 82. Our all-format coverage plans at this hour:



CINCINNATI — Neil Armstrong was a quiet, self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step onto the moon. The modest man, who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter-million miles away, has died at 82. By Lisa Cornwell and Seth Borenstein.


A man on the moon. America could hardly believe it in 1969 when it achieved what humanity had been dreaming up since the days of cavemen. Neil Armstrong's famous line — "one giant leap for mankind" — was not an understatement. His journey catapulted the nation forward not only in the realm of science, but also in unlocking its imagination after a turbulent decade that had it questioning its place in the world. By Seth Borenstein.


NEW YORK — Visitors to space museums, Neil Armstrong's neighbors in Ohio and people who worked with the unassuming astronaut reflect on the life and legacy of a man who unlocked America's imagination by walking on the moon. By Verena Dobnik.

— OBIT-NEIL ARMSTRONG-ABOUT THAT QUOTE — The 'one small step for man' quote was heard all over the world when Armstrong landed on the moon. But for years, Armstrong claimed he was misquoted, saying he had said the word 'a' before 'man.'

— MOONWALKERS — Plenty of company followed Armstrong onto the moon; a list of moonwalkers.

— NEIL ARMSTRONG-QUOTES — Quotes on Armstrong's death.

— NEIL ARMSTRONG-THE APOLLO GENERATION — Members of the Apollo missions: Where are they now?

— SPACE MILESTONES — Key dates in the history of space exploration.



Among images that have been sent:

— NY205 — An undated file photo shows Armstrong in a space suit.

— NY212 — In this July 20, 1969, photo, Armstrong and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin plant a U.S. flag on the moon.

— NY207 — Armstrong during a suiting-up exercise on March 9, 1066, at Cape Kennedy, Fla., in preparation for the Gemini 8 flight.

— NY204 — Armstrong, Michael Collins and "Buzz" Aldrin — the crew of Apollo 11.

— WX117 — Aldrin, Collins and Armstrong at the White House in July 2009.

— NY210 — Armstrong and astronaut David R. Scott prepare for a simulated space flight in March 1968.

— NY201 — Armstrong in May of this year testifying before a Senate committee.


An online video package recapping Armstrong's career has been sent.


An interactive timeline on Armstrong's life is available.


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