See on Scoop.itOn This Day

Learn more about famous astronaut Neil Armstrongmilitary pilot, Korean War veteran, and first man on the moonon Biography.com.

Ajarn Donald‘s insight:

Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. After serving in the Korean War and then finishing college, he joined the organization that would become NASA. He joined the astronaut program in 1962 and was command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII, in 1966. He was spacecraft commander for Apollo 11, the first manned lunar mission, and became the first man to walk on the moon. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2012.

See on www.biography.com

Advertisements