Neil Alden Armstrong, First Man To Walk On The Surface Of Another Heavenly Body, Dies.

by Daniel Russ on August 25, 2012

Neil Alden Armstrong. August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012

 

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the Moon has died.  Before he piloted the Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong was a Naval aviator and a test pilot for the United States Military at Edwards Air Force Base. Among the aircraft he flew was the F-100 Super Sabre, the F-101 Voodoo, The F- 104 Starfighter, The F-106 Delta Dart, the B-47 Stratojet and the KC-135 Stratotanker. He also flew the F9F Panther and the delta wing version of the F9F the Cougar. He flew the X-15 and the P-80 Shooting Star and he saw action in the Korean War as he flew reconnaissance missions in 1952.

 

He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom among many others accolades.

 

US On The Moon

 

F-104 Starfighter, One of the many planes Neil Armstrong flew.

 

Source: Wiki

 

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