Neil Armstrong Remembered

First man to walk on the moon passes away at 82.
3:00 | 08/26/12

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This morning, a country in the middle of a recession and prolonged war overseas. Neil armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The eagle has landed. Reporter: Neil armstrong's moment on the moon in 1969 united people back here on earth. 1 in 6 of the planet's inhabitants watched him utter these words. That's one small step for man, one jiechbt leap for mankind. Reporter: He was 38 years old. They spent over 200 hours going through the lunar dust to hoist the american flag. Came in peace for all mankind. Reporter: Neil armstrong was born in small-town ohio. Took his first plane trip at age 6 and he was hooked. He flew missions in korea and then joined the space program. After his moonwalk, there were ti ticker tape parades. But, armstrong a quiet man, a self-described nerd quickly retreated to ohio where he taught at college, married twice and had two children and only rarely spoke publicly. There are great ideas undiscovered. Breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of truth's protective layers. Reporter: His last interview was this past may with australian tv. I thought that we had a 90% chance of getting back safely to earth on that flight. But only 50/50 of making a successful landing on the first attempt. There are so many unknowns. Reporter: Armstrong said that his biggest disappointment after the moonwalk, he never once had a dream about it. Neil armstrong died from complications of heart surgery. Let's get the rest of the top stories this morning from ron claiborne. Dan and bianna, new details

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