August 31, 2012
Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins, left, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, talk at a private memorial service Friday celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati. Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Aug. 25. He was 82.
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Neil Armstrong was a humble hero who saw himself as a team player and never capitalized on his celebrity as the first man to walk on the moon, mourners said Friday outside a private service attended by fellow space pioneers, including his two crewmates on the historic Apollo 11 mission.