|Full Name||Neil Alden Armstrong|
|Birth Date||August 5, 1930|
|Death Date||August 25, 2012|
|Born||Wapakoneta, Ohio, USA|
|Died||Cincinnati, Ohio, USA|
|Cause of Death||complications from surgery|
|Father||Stephen Koenig Armstrong|
|Mother||Viola Louise Engel Armstrong|
|Spouse||Janet Shearon Armstrong|
Armstrong flew in 1962 with Chuck Yeager, but only once on a test flight. Yeager would later say that he hadn't been impressed by Armstrong's pilot abilities.
During his days working as a test pilot, Armstrong flew with Milton Orville Thompson and William J. Knight. While Thompson praised him highly, Knight was not so complimentary, criticizing Armstrong for being an engineer before a pilot, and for being too "mechanical" in his flying technique.
Deke Slayton was the first person to approach Armstrong about a career as an astronaut. He called him with the offer in 1962. Armstrong said yes without any hesitation.
Armstrong was accompanied by David Scott on his first mission into space, aboard the Gemini 8.
Gene Kranz worked with Armstrong at NASA.
After the landing of the Gemini 8, which had experienced malfunctions and had been forced to abandon its mission, Walter Cunningham publicly denounced Armstrong, saying that he had not reacted to the malfunctions correctly, and could have salvaged the mission. However, Cunningham's accusations were incorrect, and NASA stood up for Armstrong.