Armstrong, Neil

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Name
Armstrong, Neil Gender: M
Neil Alden Armstrong
born on 5 August 1930 at 00:31 (= 12:31 AM )
Place Wapakoneta, Ohio, 40n34, 84w12
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°04' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 25°24 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 02°31'



Neil Armstrong

Biography

American astronaut, the first man to set foot on the Moon, on 7/20/1969, 10:56 PM EDT, with the quote, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." He returned home to a New York City ticker-tape parade on 8/13/1969.

Armstrong got his private pilot's license on 8/05/1946 at the age of 16. He became a Navy aviator 1949-52, flying 72 combat missions in Korea. He was shot down once and was awarded three air medals. He became an aeronautical research pilot in 1955 and was selected for astronaut training on 9/16/1962.

He flew as backup command pilot of the Gemini space shot on 3/16/1966, when he made the first manual space docking. In May 1968, his jet trainer crashed and he parachuted safely from 12,000 feet. Armstrong was a crewman on the Apollo 11 on 7/16/1969, and made his historic first step on the Moon four days later.

He left NASA in 1971, becoming a professor of aeronautical engineering until January 1980. From then, he was semi-retired, playing golf three to five times a week. He kept his hand in with a cattle farm in Ohio. He flies his own plane, sits on the boards of various companies and is Chairman of the Board of Computing Technologies for Aviation in Charlottesville, VA.

Armstrong married in January 1956; he had a son, Eric, in 1957 and a daughter, Karen, in 1959 who is now deceased.

Armstrong underwent surgery on 7 August 2012, to relieve blocked coronary arteries. Despite the surgery, however, Armstrong died on 25 August 2012.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Aldrin, Buzz (born 20 January 1930)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Glenn, John (born 18 July 1921)

Events

  • Work : Begin Major Project 5 August 1946 (Private pilot's license, age 16)
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  • Work : New Career 1949 (Navy pilot, three years)
  • Work : New Job 1955 (Aeronautical research pilot)
  • Work : Gain social status 16 September 1962 (Selected for astronaut training)
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  • Work : New Job 16 March 1966 (Backup command pilot of Gemini spaceshot)
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  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) May 1968 (Jet trainer crashed)
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  • Work : New Job 16 July 1969 (Crewman on Appolo spacecraft)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 20 July 1969 at 10:56 AM in Moon (Stepped on the Moon)
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  • Work : Prize 13 August 1969 (Ticker-tape parade in NYC)
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  • Work : New Career 1971 (Engineering Professor for nine years)
  • Health : Accident (Non-fatal) 10 November 1978 (Had ring finger pulled off in an accident)
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  • Health : Medical procedure 7 August 2012 (heart bypass surgery)
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  • Death by Disease 25 August 2012 (age 82, due to complications stemming from heart surgery.)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes B.C. in hand that gives Washington township, Auglaise Co.

Arthur Blackwell cites research that EST was used in the area, not CST. Tom Shanks' American Atlas gives EST

Edwin Steinbrecher gives CST

Gauquelin Book of Charts gives 00:10 AM CST, St. Marys, OH, CST.

Biography: Sean Connolly, "Neil Armstrong," 1998, Reed Educational and Professional Publishers Ltd.

Sy Scholfield quotes a note from Armstrong's grandmother Caroline (who attended his birth) added as a postscript to a letter his mother Viola was writing to her absent husband at the time of Neil's birth: "Baby weighs 8 3/4lb. Viola was very sick from 9:30P.M. to 12:31A.M. Dr. had to take it with instruments." The letter is transcribed in "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James R. Hansen (Simon and Schuster, 2005), p. 25. On page 24 of the book Hansen states that the birth occurred at "12:31:30."

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Golf)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of aeronautical engineering)
  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace
  • Vocation : Military : Combat (Flew 72 missions; shot down once)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors (Three air medals)
  • Vocation : Travel : Astronaut
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (Flew 72 combat missions)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ private (From age 16)
  • Vocation : Misc. : Farmer/ Rancher (Has a cattle farm)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (First to step on the Moon)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Astronaut, first to step on Moon)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession

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