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Neil Armstrong

American astronaut
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Net worth 2018: $8 Million
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Wapakoneta
Country: United States
BirthDay: 5 August 1930
Sigh: Virgo
Died On: August 25, 2012
Education: University of Southern California, (1970), Purdue University, (1947 – 1955), Blume High School, (1947)
BIOGRAPHY

Neil Armstrong was bornon 5 August 1930 in Wapakoneta, American, is American astronaut. History was created when Armstrong put his left foot on the surface of Moon, thus becoming the first ever man to place his foot on someplace other than the Earth. He was and for centuries to come, will be regarded as the greatest American hero who created a landmark moment in human history. Trained as an aeronautical engineer, he soon took to being a test pilot and served as the same for a number of years before being selected as an astronaut. Interestingly, all his accomplishments would not have happened in the first place had his friend, Dick Day not placed his application for astronaut with the ones that arrived on time; Armstrong’s application had arrived about a week after the deadline. Armstrong’s first mission into the space was as command pilot of Gemini 8 in 1966. With this, he became the first civilian to fly in space. His second and last space flight occurred three years later in 1969 when he joined Aldrin and Collins aboard Apollo 11 for NASA’s first manned mission to moon. Armstrong spent about two hours walking on the moon surface, collecting samples and conducting experiments. His fiery determination coupled with his heroic demeanour and unwavering team spirit made him a man of virtue and honor. To know in details about his life and profile, scroll further.

TIMELINE
2012

He underwent a bypass surgery to relieve blocked coronary arteries on August 7, 2012

1979

He remained in the position for about eight years, resigning in 1979

1970

In 1970, he was appointed as the Deputy Associate Administrator for aeronautics for the Office of Advanced Research and Technology, Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), but served the same for a year, resigning from it and NASA

1969

The trio landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, a few seconds after 20:17:40 UTC

1968

On December 23, 1968, he was appointed to the post of the commander for Apollo 11

1966

The launch was scheduled for September 12, 1966 with Armstrong as a CAPCOM

1962

In 1962, he finally made it in the top seven pilot engineers who would fly space plane

1960

Naval Reserve, where he served for eight years before resigning in 1960

1956

He walked down the aisle with Janet Elizabeth Shearon on January 28, 1956, at the Congregational Church in Wilmette, Illinois

1955

In 1955, with an aim to become an experimental research test pilot, he applied for National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)

1952

He left the Navy on August 23, 1952, and became a Lieutenant, Junior Grade, in the U

1951

After undertaking a few routine assignments, he saw first action in the Korean War in August 1951, when he flew as an escort for a photo reconnaissance plane over Songjin

1950

After about 18 months of rigorous training, he finally was qualified as a Naval Aviator on August 1950

1949

Navy,He was called for the service in 1949, wherein he was asked to report to Naval Air Station Pensacola for flight training

1947

A year later in 1947, he enrolled himself at Purdue University to study aeronautical engineering

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