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Community Corners 06/08/21: Neil Armstrong footprints West Lafayette, IN

One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Words made famous by astronaut Neil Armstrong. If you want to walk in his footprints, just head to West Lafayette, IN. Outside of Purdue University’s Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, several concrete boot prints are publicly available for you to follow his steps on the moon. A statue and footprints were unveiled in October 2007 and depicts Neil Armstrong as a college student in the 1950s, well before his historic first steps on the moon.
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Neil Armstrong airport to hold grand opening for new terminal

Neil Armstrong Airport to hold grand opening for new terminal. On June 12th, the airport will be inviting people in to check out their new terminal building, which was completed last fall. Bi-plane rides and food trucks are just some of the features of the grand opening event, along with running the Fly Me to the Moon 5K on the runway.

Neil Armstrong daughter: Karen's death from DIPG explained

What happened to Neil Armstrong’s daughter, Karen? We explore what happened to Karen and her cause of death. In Damien Chazelle’s 2018 biopic First Man, we see Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling) struggling with the death of his daughter Karen. The film is based on the book First Man:...

Neil Armstrong Facts

Neil Armstrong is famous as the first human on the moon. Additionally, he was also in the United States Navy as well as the Air Force before his time in NASA as a full-time astronaut. However, despite his famous reputation, not much is known about this man’s background or early life. We bet the Neil Armstrong facts we just shared are one of the very few things you know about him. Take a look at these facts to understand more about one of the greatest contributions to modern science. Out of all the Neil Armstrong facts we’ve prepared, which impressed you the most, and which ones are your favorite? Feel free to let us know.

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Honors Christina H. Koch with the 2020-2021 Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is proud to announce 2000-2001 scholar, Christina H. Koch, as the 2020-2021 Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence recipient. Koch, a NASA astronaut who returned to Earth after the longest-ever single spaceflight by a woman, was an ASF scholarship recipient in 2000 and in 2001, while she was attending North Carolina State University (NCSU). The presentation of the annual Armstrong award was delayed due to COVID-19 but will be presented during this year’s ASF Innovators Weekend, August 2021.
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60 Minutes Rewind: Neil Armstrong on visiting the Moon

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon. As famous as he would become, Armstrong lived a mostly private life after the triumph of the Apollo 11 mission. However, in 2005, he surfaced from his quiet existence to revisit his former place of work at Kennedy Space Center. 60 Minutes correspondent Ed Bradley was there to listen while Armstrong recounted his thoughts and feelings from the day he launched into space.
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Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong celebrated his birthday in quarantine

Astronauts Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins were medically quarantined for three weeks following their return to Earth in the summer of 1969. During that time, they celebrated Armstrong’s 39th birthday. For more, watch CNN Films’ short documentary “Apollo 11: Quarantine” on Saturday, March 6 at 9 p.m. ET.

A Neil Armstrong for Mars: Landing the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover

NASA’s newest rover has an autopilot called Terrain-Relative Navigation. The view of the Sea of Tranquility rising up to meet Neil Armstrong during the first astronaut landing on the Moon was not what Apollo 11 mission planners had intended. They had hoped to send the lunar module Eagle toward a relatively flat landing zone with few craters, rocks, and boulders. Instead, peering through his small, triangular commander’s window, Armstrong saw a boulder field — very unfriendly for a lunar module. So the Apollo 11 commander took control of the descent from the onboard computer, piloting Eagle well beyond the boulder field, to a landing site that will forever be known as Tranquility Base.
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NASA Plum Brook test facility renamed for astronaut Neil Armstrong

A remote Ohio facility used to test NASA's new moon-bound spacecraft has been renamed for the first astronaut to step foot on the lunar surface. NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio, which in March completed a three-month test campaign in support of the agency's Artemis I Orion crew capsule, has been redesignated the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility. The legislation directing the change was signed into law on Wednesday (Dec. 30).
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Plum Brook to be renamed for Neil Armstrong

SANDUSKY — One small step for Congress, one giant leap for Erie County?. NASA Plum Brook Station is about to become the Neil A. Armstrong Test Facility. A bill to rename Plum Brook for the Ohioan who was the first man on the Moon passed the House Wednesday. The measure previously was approved in the Senate and now goes to President Donald Trump to be signed into law.
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Bill to rename Sandusky's NASA Plum Brook Station for Neil Armstrong passes both houses of Congress, heads to President Trump's desk

WASHINGTON — It appears that NASA's Plum Brook Station in Sandusky will soon have a new name. On Wednesday, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) and Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) to rename the station after Ohio native Neil Armstrong passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is on its way to President Trump's desk for signing into law.