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.