Neil Alden Armstrong is an American astronaut and aerospace engineer and the first person to walk on the moon. He is also a naval pilot, test pilot and university professor. Graduated from Purdue University, Armstrong studied aerospace engineering; His tuition was paid by the US Navy as part of the Holloway Plan. He became a feeder pilot in 1949 and a naval pilot the following year. He witnessed action during the Korean War, flying the Grumman F9F Panther from the aircraft carrier USS Essex. In September 1951, while conducting a low-altitude bombardment, Armstrong's plane was damaged in a collision with an anti-aircraft cable, stretched through a valley, which cut off most of one wing. Armstrong was forced to bail. After the war, he received a BA from Purdue and became a test pilot on the National Advisory Committee for the Aviation Speed Station at Edwards Air Force Base in California.
|Born||Neil Alden Armstrong, August 5, 1930, Wapakoneta, Ohio, U.S.|
|Died||August 25, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Purdue University (BS, 1955), University of Southern California (MS, 1970)|
|Awards||Presidential Medal of Freedom, Congressional Space Medal of Honor, Congressional Gold Medal, NASA Distinguished Service Medal, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, Air Medal (3)|
|IMDb||Neil Armstrong's IMDb|
American astronaut, aerospace engineer, test pilot, and professor who became the first person to set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969. He spent 8 days, 14 hours, 12 minutes, and 30 seconds in space.
He took his first flight at the age of five, when he and his father took a ride on a Ford Trimotor plane in Warren, Ohio.
Over 450 million people, which at the time was more than one-eighth of Earth's population, watched him step on the Moon.
He was married to Janet Elizabeth Shearon from 1956 to 1994 and Carol Held Knight from 1994 until 2012. He has sons named Mark and Eric and a daughter named Karen.
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- Apollo 11
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- Introduction of the National Aviation Hall of Fame
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- The University of Cincinnati
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- The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Latest information about Neil Armstrong updated on June 14 2021.