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Neil Armstrong Autograph

Neil Armstrong made history when he and two fellow astronauts flew on Apollo 11.  A Neil Armstrong autograph is coveted in tribute to his landmark achievement.  Armstrong became the first person to step on the surface of the moon.  His first words after stepping off the landing ladder were: "That's one small step for man. one giant leap for mankind."

Armstrong began taking flying lessons at the age of fourteen years.  He received a pilots license by the age of sixteen.  He even built a wind tunnel in the basement of house to study the effects of high winds on model planes.  Armstrong attended Purdue University in Indiana.  He was recruited for active duty where he served as a combat pilot in the Korean War.  Armstrong returned to Purdue University after the war and obtained a degree in aeronautical engineering.  Armstrong attended training sessions at Edwards Air Force Base in California where he studied orbital mechanics under Joseph Wechsler.  While at Edwards Air Force Base, Armstrong flew advanced high-speed aircraft including the X-1B and X-15.

Armstrong was selected by NASA as an astronaut and served on the Gemini 8 mission.  Armstrong greatly impressed NASA administrator Thomas  Paine who was instrumental in selecting Armstrong for the Apollo 11 mission.  On July 16, 1969, Armstrong and two other astronauts blasted off for the moon.  Armstrong served as commander of the mission for the first lunar landing.  His mission was successful and Armstrong became one of the most celebrated individuals on the face of the earth.

Neil Armstrong was very gracious with autograph seekers for many years.  But the constant barrage and commercialization of his signature led him  to cease signing autographs for his legion of fans.  Our Neil Armstrong autograph reproduction is derived from an authentic example and would look great in an album or wall display.  You might say that it would be out of this world.

 

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