Arm­strong’s achieve­ments

All About History - - NEIL ARMSTRONG | ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN -

Date of Birth

5 Au­gust 1930

Home­town

Wa­pakoneta, Ohio, United States

ED­U­CA­TION

1944 At­tended Blume High School, in Wa­pakoneta, Ohio 1950

Qual­i­fied as US Navy avi­a­tor 1955

Grad­u­ates from Pur­due Uni­ver­sity with a de­gree in Aero­nau­ti­cal En­gi­neer­ing 1970

Mas­ter of Sci­ence in Aero­space En­gi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia

Arm­stong also held hon­orary doc­tor­ates from a num­ber of uni­ver­si­ties.

EX­PE­RI­ENCE

1949-52 Served as a US Navy fighter jet pilot dur­ing the Korean War 1955-62

Test pilot for the Na­tional Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee for Aero­nau­tics (NACA) 1962

Se­lected as one of the sec­ond batch of NASA as­tro­nauts 1969

Com­man­der of the Apollo 11 mis­sion, and the first per­son to walk on the Moon 1970-71 Deputy As­so­ciate Ad­min­is­tra­tor for aero­nau­tics at Aero­nau­tics, NASA Head­quar­ters, Wash­ing­ton, DC 1971-79

Pro­fes­sor of Aero­space En­gi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­sity of Cincin­nati, Ohio 1986

Ap­pointed Vice-chair­man of the Rogers Com­mis­sion in­ves­ti­gat­ing the Chal­lenger space shut­tle dis­as­ter by Pres­i­dent Rea­gan

AWARDS

1969 Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom 1970 NASA Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Medal 1978 Con­gres­sional Space Medal of Hon­our

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