Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Armstrong

Neil Alden

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  05.08.1930
Birthplace:  Wapakoneta / Ohio
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  17.09.1962
Selection group:  X-15 1 / NASA-2
Position:  CDR
Status:  Ret. 01.08.1970
Day of death:  25.08.2012
Place of death:  Cincinnati / Ohio

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Gemini 8  Command Pilot  16.03. - 17.03.1966 10h 41m 
2  Apollo 11  CDR  16.07. - 24.07.1969 8d 03h 18m 
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Total  8d 13h 59m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 5  Command Pilot
2  Gemini 11  Command Pilot
3  Apollo 8  CDR

Additional information

Bachelor of science in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University, 1955; master of science in aerospace engineering from University of Southern California, 1970; naval aviator from 1949 to 1952: he flew 78 combat missions over Korea; test pilot "X-15"; 1970 - 1971 Deputy Associate Administrator of Aeronautics, NASA Headquarters; since 1971 professor; later on he worked at CTA Inc., Lebanon, Ohio; hobbies: Flying, gliding; he was the first man to walk on the lunar surface; died following complications from cardiovascular surgery.

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