Did you know that Neil Armstrong’s NASA application was a week late. If it weren’t for his friend, Dick Day, secretly slipping it into the pile, he would have been rejected.
“Neil Armstrong, the first man to step onto the surface of the moon, died Saturday from heart-surgery related complications. He was 82.
It was more than 40 years ago that Armstrong uttered the now-iconic words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” forever sealing his place in history.
He spoke the words just before stepping onto the moon, effectively ending the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Neil Alden Armstrong was born on Aug. 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. His love of flying began at age 2 when his father took him to the Cleveland Air Races.”