Astronaut Neil Armstrong at age three in Cleveland, Ohio, July 4, 1933. In 1969 Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon.
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On this date in 1930, Neil Alden Armstrong was born. Flying to the moon along with Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins aboard Apollo 11, Armstrong became the first person to step onto the Moon. During his spaceflight career, he also flew to orbit on Gemini 8, becoming a member of the first crew to dock in space. His official NASA biography can be found at