Neil Armstrong Recovers From Heart Bypass Surgery
Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, is recovering from cardiac bypass surgery. The 82-year-old Apollo astronaut retired from NASA in 1971.
“NASA wishes Neil Armstrong the very best for a quick recovery from surgery,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “Neil’s pioneering spirit will surely serve him well in this challenging time and the entire NASA Family is holding the Armstrong family in our thoughts and prayers. I know countless well-wishers around the world join us in sending get well wishes to this true American hero.”