Neil Armstrong Dead, Again: First Man To Walk On Moon Is Also First Man To Die Twice After ABC News Mobile Site Goof [PHOTO, VIDEO]

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Handout photo of Piper Van Wagenen, one of Neil Armstrong's 10 grandchildren, at a private memorial service celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong at the Camargo Club in Cincinnati Friday, August 31, 2012.

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. He’s also the first man to die twice -- at least according to a goof on the ABC News mobile website.

Armstrong, 82, died August 25, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio, but the story on ABC News’ mobile site indicates that the famed astronaut died August 27, 2013. It’s unclear what caused the mixup, but as of 11 a.m. EST the story on the ABC News mobile site has not changed. The news outlet has also not said what caused the mistake.

Armstrong, a groundbreaking astronaut who became the first man to walk on the moon as the commander of Apollo 11 in 1969, was famous for his first words upon landing on the moon’s surface:  "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

NASA paid tribute to Armstrong around the 1-year anniversary of his death when it released the following YouTube video commemorating the first man to step on the moon:

The mobile ABC News story went viral on Twitter, where “Neil Armstrong” was trending Tuesday. The story has been shared by people not realizing that the groundbreaking astronaut died exactly one year ago today:











But others were well aware of the error:





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