WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. astronaut, Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at the age of 82, U.S. media reported on Saturday.
Armstrong underwent a heart-bypass surgery earlier this month, just two days after his birthday on August 5, to relieve blocked coronary arteries.
As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. As he stepped on the moon's dusty surface, Armstrong said: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
The Apollo 11 moon mission turned out to be Armstrong's last space flight. The following year he was appointed to a desk job, being named NASA's deputy associate administrator for aeronautics in the office of advanced research and technology.
He left NASA a year later to become a professor of engineering at the University of Cincinnati. The former astronaut lived in the Cincinnati area with his wife.
(Deming)--This year's Grand Marshals for the 33rd Annual Comcast Tournament of Duck Parade were local businesswomen -- and sisters -- Tamara Hurt and Candie Sweetser. Hurt is the owner of Luna County Broadcasting KOTS/KDEM radio stations. She also opened her certified public accounting office in downtown Deming in 1989 and has been a duck race sponsor every year since.
Candie Sweetser has managed Luna County Broadcasting, and radio stations KDEM-FM and KOTS-AM, since 1990. Candie is the Managing Pa
Deming High School's Raymond Gomez singing Stand by Me before the GADR Queen contest Thursday night at the Deming Public Schools Auditorium.
No balloons went up this morning because of winds.
(Deming) - Solitare Homes Hot Air Balloon Mass Ascension did not go up this morning. Officials decided that the winds were too strong to safely allow the balloons to lift off. Those who were waiting for the assencion were dissapointed, but understood that safty for the balloonists is always the main concern. The event is reschedduled for tomorrow (Sunday) morning at 7am.
Next up for the Great American Duck Races is the Parade through downtown Deming this morning at 10am. We will have photos of the event as soon as possible today.
Deming High School’s Raymond Gomez singing the National Anthem before the GADR Queen contest Thursday night at the Deming Public Schools Auditorium.