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Astronaut Neil Armstrong Dead at 82

Lunar Theater, Kennedy Space Center.  Courtesy BRC Imagination Arts

Cincinnati, OH, USA (August 25, 2012) — The family of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on a celestial body, reports that he has passed away from “complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.”

When Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, it marked the pinnacle of an effort which had begun with the deadly rocket program of the NAZI military and culminated in a single moment of peaceful accomplishment for the whole planet.  The moon landing was broadcast live worldwide, including to guests at Disneyland who viewed it on a screen set up at the Tomorrowland Stage.

Apollo 11 landing live at Disneyland. Copyright Disney

Armstrong’s achievement has been showcased in numerous exhibits, attractions, and films in the decades since, including the IMAX documentary Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon and the BRC Imagination Arts-designed Lunar Theater at the Kennedy Space Center’s Apollo/Saturn V Visitor Center.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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