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Neil Armstrong 1930

image: Neil ArmstrongNeil Armstrong was born on 5 August 1930

What is Neil Armstrong famous for?

On 20 July 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the Moon. He was the commander of the Apollo 11 lunar module, and was accompanied by Edwin E. Aldrin.

Timeline for Neil Armstrong

1930: Armstrong was born in Ohio

1949 to 1952: Navy pilot

1955: A test pilot for high-performance aircraft

1962: Selected by NASA to become an astronaut.

1966: First space flight

1968: Chosen, along with Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, to be a member of the Apollo 11 mission

1969: First Man to step on the moon

1970: Resigned from the astronaut program

1971 to 1979: An engineering professor at the University of Cincinnati

1980: Chairman of Cardwell International, a supplier of oil-drilling equipment.

1986: Cochairman of the presidential commission investigating the explosion of space shuttle Challenger.

Interesting fact: Only 12 people have ever set foot on the moon.

Also on this Day .......

5 August 1884: France gave the Statue of Liberty to the United States.

 

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