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Neil Armstrong

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took a step out of the Apollo 11 lunar craft onto the moon. This "giant leap for mankind" made Armstrong the first man to walk on the moon.

Armstrong's Famous Speech
Listen to nearly four and a half minutes of Neil Armstrong's famous speech when he set foot on the moon - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

NASA: Biography
Though there's not much in this biography about him walking on the moon, it does include a few of the many awards Armstrong has been awarded.

Oral History with Neil Armstrong
A fascinating interview conducted with Neil Armstrong in 2001 by Stephen Ambrose and Douglas Brinkley. The questions and answers offer you a deeper glimpse at the real life of Neil Armstrong, from his first interests into air travel to what he thinks about the future of space flight. (This is a PDF document so you will need Acrobat Reader to open it.)

Photos of Apollo 11
NASA's collection of photos related to the Apollo 11 mission, from the gloves Armstrong wore to walk on the moon to Armstrong looking out from the mobile quarantine van after splashdown.

Photos of Neil Armstrong
A collection of 12 photographs of Neil Armstrong from a 1958 portrait to a 1991 photo of him being inducted into the Aerospace Walk of Honor.

Quotes by Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong has said more than just the "one giant leap" quote. This site lists four other great quotes from this amazing man.

Wikipedia: Neil Armstrong Biography
Though perhaps too short, this biography gives a brief overview of Armstrong's life.

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