Neil Armstrong is known for being the first person to walk on the moon. He was an American astronaut in the Apollo space program credited with saying, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" as he stepped on the moon from the lunar lander.
Born - August 5, 1930
Died - August 25, 2012
Armstrong Air & Space Museum
The museum shares the story of Neil Armstrong and all other Ohioans who have attempted to defy gravity, the Space Race, and current space exploration. The museum itself is designed to resemble a futuristic moon base.The museum features many one-of-a-kind artifacts including the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Neil Armstrong's Gemini and Apollo spacesuits, and an Apollo 11 moon rock. The museum is also home to two full-size aircraft, both of which were flown by Mr. Armstrong.
Neil Armstrong Lesson Plan
Mini unit for middle grades
The Great Moon Hoax
NASA's detailed rebuttal to the charge that the lunar landing was a hoax.
Celebrate the Century: Search the Web for U.S. History of the 1960s
Students can research the stories behind the stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. These stamps commemorate the people, places, events, and trends of the 1960s. Explore Web sites include: Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, introduction of the Ford Mustang, and Roger Maris's 61st home run. Also includes an Internet scavenger hunt.