Knowledge Identifier: +Neil_Armstrong
Born in 1930.
Countries: United States (32%), Ohio (15%), (11%)
Linked to: University of Southern California, Blume High School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University College of Engineering
When he was five, he experienced his first airplane flight in Warren, Ohio on July 20, 1936 when he and his father took a ride in a Ford Trimotor, known as the "Tin Goose"
His father's last move was in 1944, back to Neil's birthplace, Wapakoneta, Ohio, in Auglaize County
In 1947, at age 17, Armstrong began studying aeronautical engineering at Purdue University
Two months later he was assigned to Fighter Squadron 51 , an all-jet squadron, and made his first flight in a jet, an F9F-2B Panther, on January 5, 1951
In 1958, he was selected for the U.S. Air Force's Man In Space Soonest program
A participant in the U.S. Air Force's Man in Space Soonest and X-20 Dyna-Soar human spaceflight programs, Armstrong joined the NASA Astronaut Corps in 1962
Heroux-Devtek - The greatest achievement of this undertaking was the landing gear of the Apollo Lunar Module that put Neil Armstrong on the moon as part of the mission Apollo 11 in 1969
In 1972, Armstrong was welcomed into the town of Langholm, Scotland, the traditional seat of Clan Armstrong; he was made the first freeman of the burgh, and happily declared the town his home
Westclox Scotland - In October 1974 the factory hosted a Space Seminar for the astronaut Neil Armstrong and British astronomer Sir Patrick Moore
Along with Collins and Aldrin, Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard_Nixon; in 1978, President Jimmy Carter presented Armstrong the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978; he and his former crewmates received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2009
The Indonesian singer Suhaemi wrote a song called "Gema Suara Adzan di Bulan" which described Armstrong's conversion; the song was discussed widely in various Jakarta news outlets in 1983
In February 1991, a year after his father had died, and nine months after the death of his mother, he suffered a mild heart attack while skiing with friends at Aspen, Colorado
Sheila Jackson Lee - The Hill reported in 1997 that Jackson Lee had asked NASA officials whether the Mars Pathfinder photographed the U.S. flag that Neil Armstrong had planted on Mars.
Casa Sanchez Foods - During 1999, the company launched a unique food give-away promotion involving a Neil Armstrong type event which inspired its corporate logo
In a meeting that was not made public until the publication of Armstrong's biography in 2005, Slayton told him that although the planned crew was Armstrong as commander, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins, he was offering the chance to replace Aldrin with Jim Lovell
Daniel Lapaine - In 2009, he portrayed Neil Armstrong in the television film "Moon Shot"
Eugene Cernan - On May 13, 2010, Cernan and Neil Armstrong testified before Congress in opposition to President Barack Obama's cancellation of the Constellation program, initiated during the Bush administration as part of the Vision for Space Exploration to return humans to the Moon and later to Mars, but later deemed underfunded and unsustainable by the Augustine Commission in 2009
Fly Me to the Moon - She sang a slow and solemn version in 2012 at the national memorial service for Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong
Neil Young - On August 25, 2012, Young was mistakenly reported dead by NBCNews.com, the day when astronaut Neil Armstrong died
Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket - In 2014 it was renamed Armstrong Flight Research Center in honor of Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin called Armstrong "a true American hero and the best pilot I ever knew", and said he was disappointed that they would not be able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing together in 2019