Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering What it means to Purdue… and to mankind
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering is a fancy new building for Purdue University. However it is more than what meets the eye.
After reaching the moon, Neil Armstrong (‘55) once said; one small step for man… one giant leap for mankind
Though the building was named after the astronaut and one of our own, Neil Armstrong, it represents more than the idolization of the first man on the moon.
It represents the building blocks of our achievements.
It represents challenges that were once faced. Neil Armstrong (‘55) and Gene Cernan (’56),First and the Last person on the moon, respectively.
It represents the sacrifices that prevented the future accidents. Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom (‘50) Roger Chaffee (’57)
Jan. 27, 1967 – Apollo 1 accident, killing two of our alumni (Grissom and Chaffee) and one other astronaut "If we die, we want people to accept it. We're in a risky business, and we hope that if anything happens to us it will not delay the program. The conquest of space is worth the risk of life.“ - Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom (‘50)
It represents the achievements. Apollo Command Module inside the building
Mary E. Weber (‘84) Janice E. Voss (‘74) It represents equal education regardless of gender and ethnicity.
22 astronauts who graduated from Purdue. It represents the legacy.
… and the paths to our future.
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering represents the strength of Purdue University’s Engineering program and the building is the proof itself.
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