NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) will forever have a place as the first human to ever set foot on solid ground outside of our atmosphere. On July 20, 1969, he inspired generations of ambitious people to reach for the stars in their own lives by taking “one small step” onto the Moon.
On his death anniversary, here are 5 lesser known facts about the first man to step on moon
- Neil Armstrong knew how to fly airplane before he got a driver’s license
- There are no really good pictures of Neil Armstrong on the moon
- He was more concerned about landing on the moon rather than walking on it
- When Armstrong surveyed the surface of the Moon, he carried a bag worth $1.8 million.
- Neil Armstrong and his fellow Apollo 11 astronauts had to spend three weeks in Quarantine.
Neil Armstrong died in a Cincinnati hospital two weeks after undergoing heart surgery in 2012, his family released a touching tribute addressing the astronaut’s millions of admirers around the globe.