2 Portrayals |
5' 11" (1.8 m)
Did You Know?
I knew I was alone in a way that no Earthling has ever been before. [on his solo flight in the Apollo 11 command module while astronauts Neil Armstrong
and Buzz Aldrin
explored the lunar surface, quoted in Time magazine, 11 December 1972]
He was the command module pilot for Apollo 11, the mission that landed the first men on the moon (he stayed in orbit around the moon during the landing). Later he was the Director of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.