Neil Armstrong


Fast Facts:

  • born on August 5,1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA
  • he has a degree in aeronautical engineering  (Purdue University)
  • he has a  masters degree in aerospace engineering (University of Southern California)
  • he was a naval aviator from 1949 to 1952
  • he became a test pilot for NASA
  • first space flight occurred in 1966 aboard Gemini 8
  • On July 20, 1969 Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin touched down on the surface of the moon
  • He resigned from NASA in 1971.


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Edwin Aldrin on the surface of the Moon



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