Neil Alden Armstrong

Neil Alden Armstrong was born in  Auglaize county, Oh and was the first man to walk on the moon. He accomplished two missions into outer space.

Neil Armstrong was not only an astronaut 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 degree at Purdue University and he served as a test pilot at 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.

Armstrong joined NASA  Astronaut Corps in 1962. He made his first flight into outer space as a 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 Scoot.

Soon after words he attended his second flight into outer space on the mission called Apollo 11 landing in 1969. On the mission with him Buzz Aldrin and Armstrong descended to the lunar surface and spent two and a half hour exploring.`

Soon after the Apollo Mission Armstrong died in  Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82, after complications from Coronary artery bypass surgery.

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