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Former astronauts (from left) Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong are pictured in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on July 20, 2009, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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This July 20, 1969, photo from NASA shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. (AP Photo/NASA, Buzz Aldrin)

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This July 20, 1969, photo from NASA shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. (AP Photo/NASA, Buzz Aldrin)

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** FILE ** This July 20, 1969, file photo provided by NASA shows Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. (AP Photo/NASA)

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** FILE ** This July 20, 1969, file photo provided by NASA shows Neil Armstrong. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. (AP Photo/NASA)

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Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.

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Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost a quarter million miles away has died. He was 82.

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J.D. Kelly (center), 12, of Lexington Park, Md., asks for an autograph from Gen. Tom Stafford, a NASA astronaut who flew in two Gemini space flights and commanded Apollo 10 and the Apollo-Soyuz flight, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington on Nov. 16, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner (right), Ohio Republican, reacts emotionally while presenting a Congressional Gold Medal to astronaut Neil Armstrong during a ceremony in honor of Armstrong and fellow astronauts Michael Collins, John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington on Nov. 16, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong gestures to the artwork in the Capitol Rotunda while speaking Nov. 16, 2011, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of Armstrong and fellow astronauts Michael Collins, John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Ann Glenn (right), wife of astronaut John Glenn, listens to a speaker Nov. 16, 2011, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of Glenn and fellow astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Astronaut John Glenn speaks Nov. 16, 2011, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of Glenn and fellow astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Astronaut Michael Collins (left) receives a Congressional Gold Medal from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, as fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong (fifth from left) receives his medal from House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (fifth from right), Nevada Democrat, presents to astronaut John Glenn, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (second from right), Kentucky Republican, to Buzz Aldrin during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Capitol building in Washington on Nov. 16, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong speaks Nov. 16, 2011, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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The U.S. Armed Forces Color Guard presents the colors on Nov. 16, 2011, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. speaks Nov. 16, 2011, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony in honor of astronauts Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner (second from left), Ohio Republican, reacts emotionally Nov. 16, 2011, while presenting a Congressional Gold Medal to astronaut Neil Armstrong (left) as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (second from right), Nevada Democrat, presents a Congressional Gold Medal to astronaut John Glenn during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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By a image of Neil Armstrong, Glenn Beck, right, waves to supporters at the site of the Restoring Honor rally by the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. The rally will take place on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)