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Neil Armstrong Family Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930.
Neil was not only a great Astronaut he was also a Pilot and an Explorer.
He went to the the University of Purdue in Cincinnati 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, the first manned lunar mission, and the first man to walk on the moon. When Neil was in college his studies were interrupted when he was called to come serve in the Korean War. A U.S navy pilot, Armstrong flew 78 combat missions during this military conflict. He then left the service in 1952 and returned to College. Neil married Janet Shearon on January 28, 1956.
They then had two children, their son Eric and daughter Karen Neil flew a total of 121 hours up in the air, he recieved the air medal for 20 combat missions, a gold star for the next 20 missions and the Korean service medal and engagement star. After returning from Korea he went back to college and his best grades were during the 4 semesters after her got back from the war. His final GPA was a 4.8 out of a 6.0. Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong plant a U.S. flag on the moon surface during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20th 1969. A recipient of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, Armstrong made two trips into space before leaving NASA to teach in 1971. In recent years, he has served on the boards and as spokesman for several companies. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin are shown in May 1969. President George W. Bush meets with the Apollo 11 crew, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin on July 21, 2004, the 35th anniversary of their landing on the moon.
Neil Armstrong has had many things named after him including over a dozen schools and a song. He also had an asteroid and a crater on the Moon named after him in his honor. His alma mater, Purdue University, also named a new engineering hall after him, which was completed in 2007.
In addition to being an astronaut and a pilot, Armstrong was also a college professor. He accepted a professorship at the University of Cincinnati in 1971 in the Department of Aerospace and Engineering. During his life, Armstrong has flown more than 200 different types of aircraft. . Armstrong has been married twice. He divorced his first wife after 38 years in 1994 and married his second wife that same year.

Neil Armstrong died August 25, 2012.
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