Neil Armstrong on his way to the Moon July 17, 1969



Original NASA photography Apollo 11 S69-39409, C-print, A Kodak Paper, Vintage, Red Tab Number, 20.3 x 25.4 cm, Private Collection

This is one of the rare portraits of Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission. Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) is an American astronaut, test pilot, aviator of the United States Navy and professor in the aerospace field. He is also one of the first Men who went to the Moon on July 21, 1969, during the Apollo 11 mission. He has a degree in aeronautics from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA. After graduation, in 1955, he joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) considered as the ancestor of NASA. In 1962, he joined the NASA astronaut corps. After Neil ARMSTRONG completed four years of space flight training in 1966, he made his first space flight during the Gemini 8 mission. He is chosen as commander of Apollo 11. After leaving NASA, he spends his time teaching aerospace.

Neil Armstrong on his way to the Moon July 17, 1969
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