neil Armstrong

PRESTON GILLIAM

Neil Armstrong

Astronomy & Space: From the Big Bang to the Big Crunch, 2008 Updated: August 31, 2012

  • Born: August 05, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States

  • Died: August 25, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

  • Other Names: Armstrong, Neil A.; Armstrong, Neil Alden

  • Nationality: American

  • Occupation: Astronaut

childhood

Neil Alden Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, near Wapakoneta, Ohio. He was the eldest of three children of Stephen and Viola Engel Armstrong. Airplanes drew his interest from the age of six, when he took his first airplane ride.

relationship

Marriages: Carol (Held Knight) Armstrong (June 12, 1994-August 25, 2012, his death); Janet (Shearon) Armstrong (1956-1994, divorce)

career

was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War.

education

  • blume high school 1947

  • purdue university 1947-1955

  • university of south california 1970

bibliography

Neil Armstrong - First Moon Landing 1969