Neil armstrong

Neil Armstrong

  • Date of Birth

    Date of Birth
    Neil Armstrong was born in Ohio.
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    Armstrong at College

    Armstrong attended Perdue University. He was granted a U.S. Navy scholarship to study aeronautical engineering.
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    Naval Aviator

    Neil Armstrong was a Naval Aviator for three years.
  • Joined NACA

    Joined NACA
    Armstrong joined the national advisory commitee for Aeronautics, which is now known as NASA.
  • Neil Armstrong transfers to Astronaut status

    Neil Armstrong transfers to Astronaut status
    After being with NASA for several years, Armstrong is transferred to Astronaut status, an "astronomical" step in his career.
  • Gemini 8 Mission

    Gemini 8 Mission
    Armstrong performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space.
  • Outer Space Treaty

    Outer Space Treaty
    An agreement between the US and the soviet Union that neither would bring weapons of mass destruction into outer space. Niel Armstrong supported this treaty.
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    Services to Nasa

    Armstrong stayed with NASA for three years after the apollo 11 mission as a deputy administrator for aeronautics.
  • Apollo 11 Mission

    Apollo 11 Mission
    Neil Armstrongs first Apollo mission.
  • First Man on the Moon

    First Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon and said " this is one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind"
  • Presidential Medal for Freedom

    Presidential Medal for Freedom
    Armstrong was awarded the presidential medal of freedom for his services as an astronaut.
  • The Robert J. Collier Trophy

    Awarded to Armstrong in 1969.
  • The Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy

    Armstrong won this award in 1970.
  • Congressional Space Medal of Honor

    Congressional Space Medal of Honor
    Awarded to Armstrong in 1978.
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    Computing Technologies of Aviation

    Served as a Chairman on the Computing Technolgies of Aviation.
  • Death

    The world lost one of it's greatest adventurers when Armstrong passed away.