The life and death of Neil Armstrong

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A catalog of Neal Armstrong's Life and death,the story of a legend.

Early years

Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Stephen Koenig Armstrong and Viola Louise Engel. He was of Scottish and German descent, and had two younger siblings, June and Dean. Stephen Armstrong worked as an auditor for the Ohio state government. His love for flying grew during this time, having gotten off to an early start when his father took 2-year-old Neil to the Cleveland Air Races. On July 20, 1936, when he was 6, he experienced his first airplane flight in Warren, Ohio, when he and his father took a ride in a Ford Trimotor.

The move

His father's last move was to Wapakoneta in 1944, where Neil attended Blume High School. Armstrong began taking flying lessons at the county airport, and was just 15 when he earned his flight certificate.
Armstrong's call-up from the Navy arrived on January 26, 1949, requiring him to report to Naval Air Station Pensacola for flight training. This lasted almost 18 months, during which he qualified for carrier landing aboard the USS Cabot and USS Wright. On August 16, 1950, two weeks after his 20th birthday, Armstrong was informed by letter he was a fully qualified Naval Aviator.

The destiny

In November 1960, Armstrong was chosen as part of the pilot consultant group for the Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar, a military space plane; and on March 15, 1962, he was named as one of six pilot-engineers who would fly the space plane when it got off the design board.

The end of the life but not the legacy

That was the start to an illustrious career as an astronaut that went on for years ,he could have been in the spotlight but Armstrong was a quite person who preferred obscurity ,He died on the 25 august 2012 (aged 82) in Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S..

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Astrology, Astronauts, Death, Neil, Neil Armstrong

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
26th Aug 2012 (#)

I remember his voice coming over radio when he landed on the moon. One of the most unforgettable moments for me - siva

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author avatar lastay
26th Aug 2012 (#)

Tanks for viewing.

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author avatar lastay
26th Aug 2012 (#)

Thanks for viewing

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author avatar IsabelleChan
26th Aug 2012 (#)

A nice biography of the legendary Neil Armstrong. Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar lastay
26th Aug 2012 (#)

your welcome

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
26th Aug 2012 (#)

The legend had his dark side about the story of the Moon but it was classified and we all got to see the good side of it.
What ever became of the men/women who went to the moon post landing back on Earth has been classified too although some of it does come through in the form of movies much of it just remains a legend....

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
26th Aug 2012 (#)

He is no doubt the greatest but he felt it that there were three of them who went out there and one stayed on the spaceship and two descended to the moon's surface and only his name was the one to shine although the others were remembered in the HIStory books as the man who spoke the first words of clarity from the moon. But the fact is there were three of them.... Neil Armstrong (Commander), Michael Collins (Command Module Pilot), and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. (Lunar Module Pilot)

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
3rd Sep 2012 (#)

most interesting page ..my friend Meredith Miller was married to Brian OLeary another astronaut who died recently...I have a lot of her gorgeous artwork since 1970.

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author avatar neeta desai
6th Sep 2012 (#)

very informative ..thanks for sharing

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author avatar Retired
7th Sep 2012 (#)

Wonderful article. I remember watching him as he made his famous moonwalk. Incredible man will be missed.

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