Here's a look at the life of astronaut Neil Armstrong.
Personal: Birth date: August 5, 1930
Death date: August 25, 2012
Birthplace: Wapakoneta, Ohio
Birth name: Neil Alden Armstrong
Father: Stephen Armstrong, an auditor
Mother: Viola (Engel) Armstrong
Marriages: Carol (Held Knight) Armstrong (June 12, 1994-August 25, 2012, his death); Janet (Shearon) Armstrong (1956-1994, divorce)
Children: with Janet Shearon Armstrong: Mark Stephen, April 8, 1963; Karen Anne, April 13, 1959-January 28, 1962; Erik Alan, June 30, 1957
Education: Purdue University, (1947-1949, 1952-1955) B.S.; University of Southern California, M.A., 1970
Military Service: U.S. Navy, 1949-1952
Other Facts: Armstrong was an Eagle Scout and had his pilot's license before he had a driver's license.
He earned a Navy scholarship to Purdue. His studies were interrupted when he was called to active duty just before the beginning of the Korean War.
As a military and civilian pilot he flew over 200 different models of aircraft, including jets, rockets, helicopters and gliders, including the X-1B and the X-15 rocket planes.
He says his famous statement after first landing on the Moon was misheard, that what he really said was, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." It lost a syllable in transmission because of the microphone.
Timeline: August 5, 1946 - Receives his pilot's license.
1950-1952 - Combat fighter pilot during the Korean War, flying 78 missions and earning 3 air medals.
1955-1962 - Civilian test pilot
September 17, 1962 - Neil Armstrong is part of the second group of men chosen by NASA to become astronauts.
March 16, 1966 - Command Pilot of Gemini 8. Along with Pilot David Scott, he successfully performs the first space docking between spacecraft.
July 16-July 24, 1969 - Command Pilot of the Apollo 11 mission. The three-man crew consists of Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
July 20, 1969 - After landing near Mare Tranquilatis, Armstrong becomes the first man on the Moon. He and Aldrin spend about two hours on the surface before rejoining Collins in the command module.
1969 - Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
1970-1971 - Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics at NASA
1971-1979 - Professor of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati