51 years today since Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon

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Today (20 July) is the 51st anniversary of the massive achievement of humans walking on the Moon.  There appears to be an error on Neil Armstrong's bio though.  The bio names his 1956 bride as Karen, whereas the data says Janet.  Is somebody willing to correct this to honour the occasion?
WikiTree profile: Neil Armstrong
in The Tree House by Kenneth Evans G2G6 Pilot (215k points)

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> wikipedia basis? "Armstrong and his first wife, Janet, separated in 1990,[203] and divorced in 1994, after 38 years of marriage.[204] 

"He met his second wife, Carol Held Knight, at a golf tournament in 1992, when they were seated together at breakfast. She said little to Armstrong, but two weeks later he called her to ask what she was doing. She replied that she was cutting down a cherry tree, and 35 minutes later Armstrong was at her house to help. ... They were married in Ohio on June 12, 1994, and had a second ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in California. 

"He lived in Indian Hill, Ohio.[205][206] Through his marriage to Carol, Armstrong was the father-in-law to current New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.

Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930, near Wapakoneta, Ohio[1] to Stephen Koenig Armstrong and Viola Louise née Engel. He was of German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish ancestry,[2][3] and had a younger sister, June, and a younger brother, Dean

Stephen Koenig Armstrong (1907-1990) - Find A Grave Memorial

Viola Louise Engel Armstrong (1907-1990) - Find A Grave Memorial

EDITED to remove duplicated sentence(s)

by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (587k points)
edited by Susan Smith
the problem is the typo in the biography -- saying his wife was "Karen"

> United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014 very politely mentions BOTH wives Janet and Carol 

"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK4C-52Y7 : accessed 20 July 2020), Neil Alden Armstrong, Illinois, United States, 25 Aug 2012; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com(http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Naperville Sun, The: Web Edition Articles, born-digital text.

>Janet Elizabeth Shearon (1934–2018) | Person | Family Tree | FamilySearch

After almost forty years of marriage, Janet and Neil divorced in 1994. ... While Neil remarried Carol Knight, who he met while playing golf in 1992, five years later (and stayed with her until his 2012 death), Janet found solace by starting a new life in Utah.Oct 17, 2018

>Carol Held Knight Biography – Facts, Childhood, Family Life

First, need a marriage record to "Karen" which not visible (in evidence) and so changes should not be made to his biog without evidence, -- his marriages to Janet and to Carol are much discussed and a matter of public record once those marriage records are secured 

His obit mentions both wives 

Thanks, Susan. Agree totally.
I agree, Dennis, that it appears to be simply be a typo.  However, I don't feel I'm the person to correct it.  It really needs the PM or somebody from the US Project to do so.
Please edit your 'Best Answer' answer so that what appears to be a copy-and-paste does not appear in the middle of a sentence: "She was [copy-and-paste here] cutting down a cherry tree".  Took me ages to work out what was going on.

crying material edited. 

I added a source for his marriage to Janet in 1956.
Karen was his daughter. I live very near a display of a lunar lander craft dedicated to the first lunar landing and drive by it at least once a month.

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