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Astronaut Wives: New Book Reveals True Story of Space Spouses

NEW YORK — The American heroes of the space race are well-known: Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong and more. But less well-known are a second set of heroes that are only now getting their due: the wives. Full story

Apollo Astronauts Honor Neil Armstrong, 'The Epitome of a Space Man'

Some legends of spaceflight gathered today (June 20) to pay tribute to one of the best among them: Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon. Full story

Small Step 'Frrr(uh)' Man: Neil Armstrong's Accent May Have Hid 'a' in Moon Quote

Did Neil Armstrong's famous first words spoken on the moon include the "a" in "one small step for a man" or not? Debated for more than four decades, the answer may be found in the astronaut's midwestern accent, researchers now say. Full story

Happy birthday, Buzz Aldrin! Apollo 11 moonwalker is 83

Famed space man Buzz Aldrin, the second person ever to walk on the moon, celebrated his 83rd birthday in cosmic style on Sunday. Full story

Armstrong didn't lie about 'one small step'

Let’s get one thing straight right now: Neil Armstrong was not a liar. But that’s the outrageous accusation made about him in screaming headlines following a new BBC documentary on his life. Full story

Neil Armstrong's First Words: One Small Fib or Giant Leap by Brother?

Were Neil Armstrong's historic first words spoken on the moon pre-scripted or, as the late astronaut long held, ad-libbed on the spot? Full story

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Farewell, Neil Armstrong: 1st Moonwalker Buried at Sea

Nation bids farewell to moonwalker Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong's Gloves and Visor on Rare Display at Smithsonian

Public farewell to Neil Armstrong set for Sept. 13

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Lunar pioneers and VIPs honor Neil Armstrong

Catch the last blue moon until 2015

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  Houston, Armstrong: Remembering those who died in 2012

From astronauts Neil Armstrong and Sally Ride to singers Donna Summer and Whitney Houston, take a look back at some of the notable people who passed away in 2012.

  Neil Armstrong remembered

Neil Armstrong was honored at a memorial service held at the Washington National Cathedral. Former astronauts Gene Cernan and Michael Collins and NASA administrator Charles Bolden were among those who eulogized Armstrong.

  Armstrong a 'humble man of impeccable integrity'

Apollo 17 commander Gene Cernan, a close friend of Neil Armstrong's and the last man to leave footprints on the moon in 1972, eulogized Armstrong as "a national hero of unimaginable proportion" but also "a man, who when he became your friend, was a friend for a lifetime."

  Sept. 6: Nightly News Thursday broadcast

Obama to accept his party’s nomination; First lady: ‘I like to hear Barack's speeches fresh’; Obama speech will play crucial role; Stocks close at highest level in more than 4 years; Leslie eyes Bermuda; Michael becomes major storm; Isaac roils up tar balls; US Airways security scare was hoax; Singe

  Neil Armstrong to be buried at sea

The mortal remains of the first man to walk on the moon, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, are to be buried at sea in accordance with his wish. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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United States astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the American flag on the surface of the Moon after he and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first men to land on the Moon during the Apollo 11 space mission July 20, 1969. July 20, 2012 marks the 43rd anniversary of the moon landing. REUTERS/Neil

Neil Armstrong
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U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong smiles in the lunar module after his historic moonwalk are pictured in this NASA handout photo. Armstrong, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on August 25, 2012. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family said o

Neil Armstrong in 1969
Neil Armstrong in 1969

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A portrait of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong is displayed during a public memorial service at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio
A portrait of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong is displayed during a public memorial service at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio

A portrait of U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong is displayed during a public memorial service at the Armstrong Air and Space Museum in Wapakoneta, Ohio August 29, 2012. Armstrong, who took a giant leap for mankind when he became the first person to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 82, his family