Born on August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong would have been 89 years old today. During his lifetime, he was a man of many accomplishments and when he landed on the Moon, he walked into the history books. Armstrong changed the course of history as the commander of the Apollo 11 mission, landing humanity on another celestial body for the very first time and fulfilling President John F. Kennedy’s goal of landing humans on the Moon by the end of the decade and returning them safely to Earth.
In this image, Armstrong trains in the lunar module simulator at Kennedy Space Center on June 19, 1969.
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