ArmstrongSmallNeil Armstrong was a naval pilot, engineer and test pilot, and was the first astronaut to walk on the moon. PHOTO: NASA

Astronaut Neil Alden Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, died of heart failure on August 25, 2012. Armstrong led NASA’s Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon on July 20, 1969. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong famously said. He was born in Wapakoneta, a small town in Ohio on August 5, 1930.