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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)

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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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