Neil Armstrong

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong

Profession: Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon

Nationality:
United States of America
American

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
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA

Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

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

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 Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later
  • 1969-07-21 Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to step on the Moon at 2:56:15 AM (GMT)

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