Saturday, August 5, 2017

Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, born 1930

Photo of Neil Armstrong, July 1969, in space suit with the helmet off

Neil Alden Armstrong, born August 5, 1930, was the first man on the moon in 1969.  He made his first space flight aboard Gemini VIII in March 1966 and his second (and last) flight on Apollo 11.  He uttered the famous line:

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Richard Nixon.

Armstrong passed away on August 25, 2012 after complications from coronary artery bypass surgery.  He was 82.

Below is a clip of the first moon landing with clips inserted of the lunar rover, which was not on Apollo 11.

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