Neil Armstrong

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong Full Name: Neil Armstrong
Nationality: American

Profession: Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Why Famous: A NASA astronaut and commander of the 1969 US Apollo 11 Moon mission.

During a landmark TV broadcast he became the first man to walk on the Moon saying "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Born: August 5, 1930
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA

Died: August 25, 2012 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Cardiovascular disease

Married Life

  • 1956-01-28 Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois
  • 1994-06-12 Astronaut Neil Armstrong marries 2nd wife Carol Held Knight

Historical Events in the Life of Neil Armstrong

  • 1962-01-17 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690m
  • 1962-04-05 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m
  • 1962-04-20 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 63,250 m
  • 1969-07-20 1st Moon Landing: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin from Apollo 11, 530 million watch live global broadcast
  • 1969-07-21 Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)

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