Portrait in honor of the legendary Neil Armstrong.
Armstrong’s pulse was measured at 150 beats per minute as he guided the lunar lander to the moon’s surface, NASA said. “I believe every human has a finite number of heartbeats,” Armstrong once said. “I don’t intend to waste any of mine.”
Armstrong has been immortalized in human history as the first human to set foot on a celestial body beyond Earth. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” he radioed back to Earth from the moon on July 20, 1969.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said that “as long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them.”