Neil Armstrong Biography

Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he earned his bachelor's degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics High-Speed Flight Station, now known as the Dryden Flight Research Center, where he logged over 900 flights. He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California.

A participant in the U.S. Air Force's Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962. He made his first space flight, as command pilot of Gemini 8, in 1966, becoming NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. On this mission, he performed the first docking of two spacecraft, with pilot David Scott.

Armstrong's second and last spaceflight was as mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in July 1969. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Neil Armstrong
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Astronaut, Engineer, Naval Officer, United States naval aviator, Voice Actor, Professor, Aerospace Engineer, Test pilot
Ethnicity:
Scottish American, Scotch-Irish American, German Ame
Religion:
Deism
Date of Birth:
August 5, 1930
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
August 25, 2012
Age at Death:
82
Cause of Death:
Complications from cardiac surgery
Marriages
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