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Neil Armstrong (Neil Alden Armstrong)

Last Updated: 16 May, 2022 | Views: 110

Age: 82

Profession: Astronaut

Other Profession(s): Fighter Pilot, Naval Aviator

Higher Education: Degree in aeronautical engineering

Net Worth: $8 Million

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
05 Aug, 1930
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Ohio
Birth District
Wapakoneta
Birth Sign
Leo
Religion
Christianity
Nationalities
American
Died on
25 Aug, 2012

About Neil Armstrong

About (Profile/Biography)

Neil Alden Armstrong was the first aeronautical engineer and American astronaut to walk on the Moon. In addition, he was a test pilot, naval aviator, and university professor. Neil attended Purdue University and did a degree in aeronautical engineering; the U.S. Navy paid for his college tuition through the Holloway Plan. He flew the North American X-15 seven times and was the project pilot on Century Series fighters. He also took part in the Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs of the United States Air Force.

Career

In 1949 – The Navy called Armstrong up and ordered him to report to Florida's Naval Air Station Pensacola for pilot training with class 5-49.

In 1955 – Neil began taking his first test flight at Cleveland's Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory.

In 1958 – He was appointed for the U.S. Air Force's Man In Space Soonest program, but funding was canceled by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA).

In 1962 – He was opted by the U.S. Air Force as one of seven pilot-engineers who would fly the X-20.

In 1969 – Neil and his five crew members were launched on Apollo 11 by a Saturn V rocket from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center.

Achievements and Awards

In 1970 – He was honored with Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy.

In 1978 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter awarded him the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

In 2011 – He was awarded Congressional Gold Medal.

Unknown Facts

Neil Armstrong started teaching aeronautical engineering at the University of Cincinnati after retiring from NASA.

Neil Armstrong worked as a spokesperson for a company named Chrysler in 1979. This company was regarded as one of the top three largest car manufacturers in the United States. He has also endorsed many other companies.

Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In feet Inches 5'10"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 77 Kg
In Pounds 169 lbs
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Gray

Family Details

Father's Name
Stephen Armstrong
Mother's Name
Viola Armstrong
Spouse
Janet Shearon, Carol Knight
Brother(s)
Dean Armstrong
Sister(s)
June Armstrong
Son(s)
Mark Armstrong, Rick Armstrong
Daughter(s)
Karen Armstrong