Date of death: 25-08-2012
This Tribute is to celebrate the life and achievements of Neil Armstrong. Not only the first man on the moon, but also the man who ...
This Tribute is to celebrate the life and achievements of Neil Armstrong. Not only the first man on the moon, but also the man who showed the world what we are capable of.
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Melanie, Community Manager
Thanks for being an all American hero and an inspiration for all.
I wish your family all the best in coping with this loss.
You have inspired generations and people all over the world.
For that, I will never forget you.
RIP Mr Armstrong, you will be missed.
As a kid growing up remember being glued to the screen during all the lunar adventures. Like all boys I wanted to be an astronaut too. Although I didn't become one, I have been inspired no end by these awesome guys. Thanks Neil, RIP.
Original NASA video of Neil Armstrong descending the LM ladder to the lunar surface on July 20, 1969 (02:51 UTC July 21, 1969). Video was broadcast quality, taken by a mounted camera on the leg of the lander.
Source: Project Apollo Image Archive
The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legenday words "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind." This is a truly amazing video and it was in 1969!!! If you think about it, you have orders of magnitude more processing power in your mobile phone than they did in the whole space craft!! Incredible!
It has been said that ten thousand years from now, only one name will still be remembered - that of Neil Armstrong. But in the four decades since he first set foot on the moon, Armstrong has become increasingly reclusive.
Andrew Smith, author of the best-selling book Moondust, journeys across America to try and discover the real Neil Armstrong. He tracks down the people who knew Armstrong, from his closest childhood friend to fellow astronauts and Houston technicians, and even the barber who sold his hair,
60minutes Interview with Astronaut Neil Armstrong who was the first person to set foot on the Moon In July 1969.
In 1957, he was selected for the U.S. Air Force's Man In Space Soonest program. In November 1960 Armstrong was chosen as part of the pilot consultant group for the X-20 Dyna-Soar, a military space plane.
He flew the North American X-15 on November 30, 1960, to a top altitude of 48,840 ft (14.9 km) and a top speed of Mach 1.75 (1,150 mph or 1,810 km/h).
Armstrong made seven flights in the X-15.