Columbus: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Wednesday from heart surgery, days after his 82nd birthday.
It wasn't clear where the surgery occurred or where Armstrong was recuperating. A NASA spokesman who talked to Armstrong's wife, Carol, said only that the former astronaut was recovering Wednesday. His birthday was on Sunday.
A Facebook statement from NASA Administrator Charles Bolden wished Armstrong a quick recovery from cardiac bypass surgery.
"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," the statement said....more
10:59 AM, Aug 09, 2012