Remembering Neil Armstrong Astronaut, Legend, Hero
In memory of Neil Armstrong (1930 - 2012), who was the first man to walk on the moon in 1969 as commanded the the Apollo 11 spacecraft . . . making the historic, iconic statement as he stepped onto the surface of the moon...
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
Neil Armstrong also served as a Navy fighter pilot in the Korean war, and flew 78 combat missions. Later, as a civilian, he flew extensively as a test pilot followed by his tenure as an astronaut with NASA.
This American hero and legend was the recipient of many awards, including the Presidential Medal for Freedom; Congressional Gold Medal; the Robert J. Collier Trophy; the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy; and, many medals from other countries.