NEIL ARMSTRONG

BORN

AUGUST 5, 1930

AUGUST 5, 1930

BORN IN OHIO IN THE FARMHOUSE THAT BELONGED TO HIS GRANDPARENTS

FIRST AIRPLANE RIDE

1936

1936

HIS FIRST PLANE RIDE AT AGE 6 ON A PLANE CALLED THE TIN GOOSE

EARNED PILOTS LICENSE

1945

1945

AT AGE 15 HE EARNED HIS PILOT'S LICENSE BEFORE HE WAS OLD ENOUGH TO DRIVE

WENT TO COLLEGE

1947

1947

AT AGE 17 HE ATTENDED PURDUE UNIVERSITY IN INDIANA ON A NAVY SCHOLARSHIP

FLEW A FIGHTER JET

1950

1950

FLEW IN THE KOREAN WAR

GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE

1955

1955

GRADUATED FROM PURDUE UNIVERSITY

GETS MARRIED

1955

1955

MARRIES JANET SHEARON

SON IS BORN

1957

1957

SON ERIC IS BORN

DAUGHTER IS BORN

1959

1959

DAUGHTER KAREN IS BORN

DAUGHTER DIES

1962

1962

DAUGHTER KAREN DIES FROM A BRAIN TUMOR

ENTERS SPACE PROGRAM

1962

1962

ENTERED THE SPACE PROGRAM AT NASA

SON IS BORN

1963

1963

SON MARK IS BORN

FIRST FLIGHT IN SPACE

MARCH 16, 1966

MARCH 16, 1966

FIRST FLIGHT IN SPACE ON THE GEMINI 8

ASSIGNED TO APOLLO II

1968

1968

LAUNCHED APOLLO II

JULY 16, 1969

JULY 16, 1969

FIRST MAN ON THE MOON

JULY 1969

JULY 1969

FIRST MAN ON THE MOON. SAYS, "THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND"

RETIRED FROM NASA

1970

1970

BEGINS TEACHING

1971

1971

BEGINS TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

DIVORCED

1994

1994

NEIL AND JAN DIVORCE

REMARRIES

1994

1994

MARRIES CAROL HELD KNIGHT

DIED

AUGUST 25, 2012

AUGUST 25, 2012

DIED AT AGE 82