Neil Armstrong in Photos

A look back at the remarkable American hero.

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Neil Armstrong
Armstrong made history when he took his first step on the lunar surface in 1969. Since his death over the weekend, tributes to Armstrong have poured out from individuals around the world.
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Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong poses in front of the X-15, an aircraft he flew several times.
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Neil Armstrong
Astronauts David R. Scott (left), Pilot; and, Neil A. Armstrong (right) Command Pilot, featured after being chosen for the Gemini VIII mission.
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Neil Armstrong
Commander Neil Armstrong (right) and pilot David R. Scott directly before boarding the Gemini-Titan VIII.
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Neil Armstrong
The crew of Apollo 11. Shown left to right, Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.
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Neil Armstrong
In anticipation of the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong practices getting back to the the Lunar Module ladder.
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Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong and the rest of the Apollo 11 crew leave Kennedy Space Center's Operations Building and head to the Launch Complex before takeoff on July 16, 1969.
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Neil Armstrong
This photo, taken by Buzz Aldrin, is the only good one showing Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon.
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Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong shown inside the Lunar Module as it sits on the moon's surface. This image was captured after he became the first man ever to walk on the moon.
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Neil Armstrong
President Richard Nixon visits the astronauts after their Pacific landing on July 24, 1969. Shown inside the USS Hornet's quarantine facility (left to right) are Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot.
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Neil Armstrong
New York City held a parade in honor of the successful Apollo 11 mission. Shown in the lead car, from the right, are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.
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Neil Armstrong
For his voyages into space, Neil Armstrong was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Jimmy Carter.
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Neil Armstrong
Quincy Jones, producer of the famous song "Fly Me to the Moon," presents Neil Armstrong and John Glenn with a platinum copy of the song.
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Neil Armstrong
Astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are honored during a Congressional recognition ceremony.