When Neil was born.
• Neil was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on August
• He was the eldest of his brothers and sisters.
• When he was 14 he began taking flying
• He married Janet Shearon. The couple soon
added to their family
• Son Eric arrived in 1957, followed daughter
Karen in 1959.
• He served as a naval aviator from 1949 to
• Armstrong joined the National Advisory
Committee for Aeronautics in 1955.
• On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the
first human being to set foot on the moon.
• He was the commander of Apollo 11 lunar
module, and was accompanied by Edwin E.
• “That's one small step for a
man, one giant leap for
Medals and Awards
• The Congressional Space Medal of Honor was
authorized by the United States Congress in
• "any astronaut who in the performance of his
duties has distinguished himself by
exceptionally meritorious efforts and
contributions to the welfare of the Nation and
• Sadly Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012
in Cincinnati, Ohio