Several weeks ago, we watched NASA scientists explode with applause when they landed their rugged rover, Curiosity, on Mars. Imagine how an earlier generation of scientists must have felt when, on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon and then uttered his immortal words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” You can get goosebumps thinking about it.

Today, America lost a great one. Neil Armstrong has died at 82, after undergoing heart-bypass surgery earlier this month. Above, we bring you legendary footage from the Apollo 11 Mission. And here you can view high resolution images from that historic space flight. Below, we present an hour-long BBC documentary on the life and times of the pioneering astronaut.

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