Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong

American astronaut and lunar explorer
Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who became the first person to walk on the Moon in 1969. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.Wikipedia
BornAugust 5, 1930
HometownWapakoneta, Ohio, U.S.
Net worth$8 million
Height5'11" (1.80m)
SpouseCarol Knight (m 1994 - 2012) , Janet Shearon (m 1956 - 1994)
ChildrenKaren Armstrong , Mark Armstrong , Eric Armstrong
ParentsStephen Koenig Armstrong , Viola Louise Engel


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OPINION - Dominic Raab avoids his ‘Portillo moment’ – by standing down as MP

  • If I could go back in time to one moment in history, it would be to 20 July 1969 at 21:17 BST, when Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the moon. This does not stem from any personal animus against Portillo, who has since become somewhat of a national treasure and who in the small hours of election night delivered a really rather composed and gracious speech, unlike, erm, some other defeated candidates. There’s also a tremendous and I hope not entirely apocryphal Kessler family angle to Portillo’s defeat.


Julia Louis-Dreyfus recalls sweet childhood encounter with Sidney Poitier

Poitier, the first Black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, died at the age of 94 on Thursday. On Saturday, Louis-Dreyfus took to Instagram to share a photo of the film icon, and in the accompanying caption shared a story about how she met him for the first time on the night Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 spaceflight.
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