Neil Armstrong

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  • Date of Birth

    Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio.
  • College

    Enrolled at Purdue University on a Navy college scholarship to study aeronautical engineering.
  • Marriage

    Marriage
    Married to Janet Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois.
  • NASA

    NASA
    Chosen to join NASA's team of astronauts.
  • Gemini 8

    Gemini 8
    Selected to be the commander pilot for the Gemini 8 flight to space.
  • Mission to moon begins

    Mission to moon begins
    Along with Edwin Aldrin and MIchael Collins, Armstrong commanded Apollo 11, mission to the moon.
  • Landed on the moon

    Landed on the moon
    Armstrong and Aldrin, landed their lunar module "The Eagle" and were the first humans to ever walk on the moon.
  • Master's Degree

    Earned a master's degree from the University of California in aerospace engineering.
  • Government Investigation

    Government Investigation
    Chosen to assist the government investigation of the crash of the Challenger spacecraft.
  • Heart Attack

    Armstrong suffered from a mile heart attack while on a vacation with friends in Colorado.
  • Book Published

    Armstrong's At the Edge of Space: The X-15 Flight Program was published
  • Astronaut Hall of Fame

    Astronaut Hall of Fame
    Armstrong was inducted into the United States Astronaut Hall of Fame.
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    Neil Armstrong's Life