Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon died yesterday (25th August 2012) caused by complications that were caused by him having a heart operation on the 7th August.
Along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, Neil journeyed to the moon on July 16, 1969, landing on the moon four days later. It would be the first of many trips to the moon but his only trip. He retired from N.A.S.A. soon after, instead of using his accomplishment to interest people in space, he lived a secluded life back in his birth state of Ohio, teaching at the University of Cincinnati rather than the University of Purdue where he had studied himself.