Full name: Neil Alden Armstrong
Famous for: First Man on the Moon, First Moonwalk
Birth date: August, the 5th 1930
Birth place: Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA
Father: Stephen Koenig Armstrong
Mother: Viola Louise Engel
Family: Two brothers, June and Dean
Entered space program: 1957 (USAF Man in Space Soonest program)
Pre-spaceflight occupation: Naval aviator, test pilot
Age at first spaceflight: 36
First space mission name/code: Gemini 8
First mission date: March, the 16th, 1966
First mission vehicles: Titan II, Gemini 8
Number of missions: 2
Second mission name/code: Apollo 11
Second mission date: July the 16th, 1969
Second mission vehicles: Saturn V, Apollo 11
Total time in space: 8d, 14h, 12m
Space Exploration contribution: One of the first rendezvous in space, second American EVA (spacewalk), third-ever EVA, first mission to successfully land on the Moon. First-ever Moonwalk.
Space roles: Command Pilot, Mission Commander
Post-flight career (space-related): Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics for the Office of Advanced Research and Technology, Challenger disaster presidential investigation commission member,
Education: B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering 1955, M. Sc. in Aerospace Engineering 1970
Post-Space career: University Professor of Aerospace Engineering in University of Cincinnati (1971-1979), Spokesman for several US businesses, member of Board of Directors for several companies, Chairman of the board in EDO Corporation (1991-2002)
Marriage: Janet Elizabeth Shearon 1956, divorced 1994
Second Marriage: Carol Held Knight, 1994
Children: Eric, Karen (died in 1962), Mark
Honors: Korean Service Medal and Engagement Star, Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, the Sylvanus Thayer Award, the Congressional Gold Medal, other medals. Member of Astronaut Hall of Fame.
Other achievements and positions: US Navy pilot during Korean War.
Named after him: Lunar crater Armstrong, asteroid 6469 Armstrong, schools and streets around the US, airport in New Knoxvlle, Ohio.