Release of his biography "First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong" by James R. Hansen
2 Print Biographies |
4 Portrayals |
4 Articles |
1 Magazine Cover Photo |
Neil Alden Armstrong
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
NASA realized after the Apollo 11 mission had returned to Earth that they had no good pictures of the First Man on the Moon to show to the world. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
said later: "As the sequence of lunar operations evolved, Neil had the camera most of the time, and the majority of pictures taken on the Moon that include an astronaut are of me. It wasn't until we were back on Earth and in the ...