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Neil Alden Armstrong
"Buzz"

N Armstrong

Born: 5 August 1930, Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States

Nationality: American

Died: 25 August 2012

Group: Man In Space Soonest (25 June 1958)

Group 2: Dyna-Soar Group 1 (1 April 1960)

Group 3: NASA Group 2 (11 September 1962)

Status: Deceased

 

FAI Flights:
1Gemini VIII16 March 196610 hours, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
2Apollo 1116 July 19698 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds

 

EVA's:
1Apollo 1121 July 19692 hours, 32 minutes
2Apollo 1121 July 19695 minutes

 

Non-Qualifying Flights with Significance:
X-15 Flight #29 30 November 1960 9 minutes, 54 seconds
X-15 Flight #31 9 December 1960 10 minutes, 49 seconds
X-15 Flight #46 10 December 1961 10 minutes, 25 seconds
X-15 Flight #48 17 January 1962 10 minutes, 28 seconds
X-15 Flight #49 5 April 1962 11 minutes, 17 seconds
X-15 Flight #51 20 April 1962 12 minutes, 29 seconds
X-15 Flight #64 26 July 1962 10 minutes, 22 seconds

Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon, 20 July 1969. As he stepped onto the moon, Armstrong said, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

He was an Air Force pilot with degrees from Purdue University and the University of Southern California. Armstrong also had been an X-15 pilot, although none of his 7 flights took him high enough to qualify for astronaut wings.

 


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