Neil Armstrong

Birthdate: August 5, 1930

Death date: August 25, 2012

Religious Views: Deist

Political Views: He was very quiet about his political views, though he might have been closest to a libertarian

Hometown: Wapakoneta, Ohio

Family Members: Children: Mark Armstrong, Eric Armstrong, Karen Armstrong

Parents: Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Marital Status: Carol Held Knight (1994-2012), Janet Shearon (1956-1994)

About Me: He 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, he was an officer in the US Navy and he served in the Korean War. He earned his bachelor's degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot where he logged over 900 flights. He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California.

In 1958, he was selected for the US Air Force's Man in Space Soonest program. November 1960, he was chosen as part of the pilot consultant group for the X-20 Dyna-Soar. In March 1966, he was signed to Gemini 8 as the Command pilot. July 21, 1969 he stepped on the moon and made history. Armstrong died in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 82, after complications from coronary artery bypass surgery.

Jobs: USAF/ NASA astronaut, Military pilot, educator

Highest Education Level: Completed College

Friends: Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin

Famous Quotes: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", "Research is creating new knowledge", "Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand"

Facts: Pledged Phi Delta Theta fraternity, Worked as a gofer at the local airport, Earned his pilot licenses on his 16th birthday

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