Neil Armstrong

Fact about Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was Born on August 5, 1930 In Wapakoneta, Ohio. At age 16 he earned his student pilot's license. In 1947 he studied aeronautical engineering at Purdue University. On January 28, 1956, he got married and had a son and a daughter. On August 25, 2012, he died at the age 82.

Military & Other

In 1949, Armstrong was sent to the Korean War. Because of that, he had to leave college. He was a Navy Pilot. During the war, he flew 78 combat missions. He left the service in 1952, and returned to college. Later, he joined NASA. In 1971, he left NASA and became a professor at the University of Cincinnati. He taught aerospace engineering for 8 years.


In 1954, Armstrong Joined NASA. He was a test pilot and an engineer for NASA. On July 20, 1969, he was the first person to walk on the moon. The mission was called Apollo 11. Also on the mission with Neil Armstrong was Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin. Neil Armstrong was the mission commander. The name of the landing module was called the Eagle. When Armstrong stepped onto the moon, he said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." More than a billion people were listening on the radio. They collected samples for 2 and a half hours. They also took pictures of their foot print. The spacecraft splashed down in the water near Hawaii.
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This is him as a astronaut.
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Neil Armstrong - First Moon Landing 1969

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