Shanihya Felder
Neil Armstrong

Birth and death

He was born August 5,1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He died August 25,2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Religious and Political Views

He was a Deist. He was very quiet about his political views although he might have been closest to a libertarian.

Hometown and family members

He was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, U.S. His parents were Stephen Koenig Armstrong and Viola Louise Engel. He had two younger siblings June and Dean. His father was an auditor for the Ohio state government. The family moved around repeatedly after Armstrong's death. They lived in 20 towns.

About me

     His full name was Neil Alden Armstrong. He was of Scottish, Scots-Irish, Northern Irish, and German Ancestry. When he was five he experienced his first airplane flight in Warren, Ohio only July 20, 1930. His fathers last move was in 1944, back to Neil's birthplace. He earned a student flight certificate on his 16th birthday, then soloed later in August. He attended Blume High School and took flying lessons at the grassy Wapakoneta airfield.

     He was recognized by the Boy Scouts of America. He earned the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award and Silver Buffalo Award. In 1947 at age 17 he began studying aeronautical engineering at Purdue University. He was the second person in his family to attend college. He was also accepted to MIT. He married his first wife Janet Shearon on January 28, 1956. He married his second wife Carol Held Knight June 12, 1994.

Job and education level

He was a Naval Aviator and a test pilot. His highest level of education is a college degree.


I couldn't find anything about his friends.

Famous quote

This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

3 things you don't know

His quote was transmitted incorrectly.

The flag isn’t the only thing the Apollo 11 astronauts left behind. Over 100 items were discarded on the lunar surface including a commemorative plaque and a gold replica of an olive branch, as well as trash items such as moon boots, a camera, urine containers and air-sickness bags.

Neil Armstrong couldn’t afford the life insurance policy for an astronaut, so he, along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, hatched an alternate plan. Prior to their mission, the three signed hundreds of autographs while under quarantine. They then sent these autographs off to a friend, who would postmark them on the date of Apollo 11’s launch, and in the event of a tragedy, the friend would distribute the memorabilia to the astronauts’ families for the to sell for money.

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