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First Man Gives Humankind’s Greatest Adventure a Personal Touch

For a movie about going to the moon, First Man sure is grounded. That’s a good thing though, mostly, as the film provides a layered and at times painful look at what that legendary trip cost not just America but also astronaut Neil Armstrong. However, First Man is not a hugely patriotic roller coaster like Apollo 13. Director Damien Chazelle has taken one of humankind’s greatest adventures and turned it into an intimate character portrait. It’s engaging and emotional, but just the slightest bit underwhelming. Read More >>

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“First Man” Would Work Better If It Told The Story From Buzz Aldrin’s Perspective

It seems surprising that until now no one has really tried to make a film about Neil Armstrong. The first man on the Moon will be rightly remembered by history as a hero. The problem is, as First Man demonstrates, being a hero doesn’t necessarily make you interesting. Read More >>

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This Song’s Rhythm is Inspired by Neil Armstrong’s Heartbeat on the Moon

Forty-five years ago, a man landed on the moon for the first time. Understandably, he was a little nervous. Neil Armstrong's heart raced to 160 beats per minute as the lunar vehicle touched down on the moon's surface. But as he made that great leap for mankind and walked around the moon, his heart steadied and slowed. The rhythm of his heartbeat, which Berlin-based singer Louise Gold captured off of a radio programme, become the basis for her cover of John Lennon's Oh My Love. Read More >>

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These Lunar Nike Trainers Make You Feel Like You’re Walking on the Moon

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, Nike has made a pair of shoes that'll make you feel like every step you take is on the moon. Because of the all over lunar print, the silhouette of the shoe completely disappears and makes it look like the shoe is made from moon rock. Read More >>

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Why Neil Armstrong Got to Be the First to Step on the Moon

On July 20th, 1969, with "one small step," Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. But why did he get to go first? Read More >>

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Neil Armstrong’s Amazingly Inspiring Nerd Manifesto

Neil Armstrong was commander of Apollo 11, the first astronaut to ever set foot on the moon, and a man whose accomplishments were legendary and far-reaching—but he was also an irrepressible nerd in love with mathematics, science and engineering. This is his manifesto. Read More >>

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The Real Story Behind Neil Armstrong’s History-Making Line

We all know the line, but what about the story behind it? Neil Armstrong was always keen on telling folks that he'd thought up the historical words after landing on the moon, but before the walk. That is to say, relatively off-the-cuff. A new documentary tells a slightly different story. Read More >>

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Watch NASA Beautifully Remember Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong. The first man on the moon. American hero. American legend. Buried at sea, this is how NASA remembers him. Watch it yourself and see how he touched everybody's life and became the ultimate American. [NASA] Read More >>

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Sadly, You Will Not Be Able to Visit Neil Armstrong’s Grave

Neil Armstrong, America's greatest and most reluctant hero, is not going to have a grave. He's going to be buried at sea. Read More >>

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The Only Photo of Neil Armstrong On the Moon

He was the first man to walk on the Moon, but Neil Armstrong didn't have any good photos to prove it. He had the camera most of the time, so it was Aldrin who got all the awesome shots. Sure—he was on grainy TV and reflected on Buzz's visor but—except for his footprint—there were no cool shots of Neil. Read More >>

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RIP Neil Armstrong, First Man on the Moon

Neil Armstrong, commander of Apollo 11 and the first man to ever set foot on the moon, died to today at age 82 due to complications from his heart surgery three weeks prior. Read More >>

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The Groundbreaking Camera That Captured Man’s First Steps on the Moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. This unassuming, metal box was actually the Westinghouse Apollo Lunar Television Camera that broadcasted his fateful first steps to millions of viewers across the world. Read More >>