Neil Alden Armstrong (August 5, 1930 – August 25, 2012) was an American astronaut and .
Armstrong joined NASA in 1962 and in March 1966.
He became NASA's first civilian astronaut to fly in space. Armstrong's second and , the first manned Moon landing mission in July 1969.
Along with Buzz Aldrin, they landed on the lunar surface and .
When they returned to earth, Armstrong and for their courage.