Categories: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana | NASA Astronauts | X-15 Pilot | Gemini Astronauts | Apollo Astronauts | Eagle Scout | United States Astronaut Hall of Fame | Notables | Air Medal | Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction | Congressional Space Medal of Honor | NASA Distinguished Service Medal.
At 10 he started working at the cemetery cutting grass so he could earn the money for a model airplane. At 14 he was working 3 jobs at 40 cents an hour to save up for flying lessons. At 16 instead of learning to drive like his buddies, he earned his pilot's license and hitched a ride home so he could tell his parents. At 30 he was testing the X 15 rocket plane and 199 others, they still did not turn out to be enough for his dreams. It was when he was 39 that he got what he was looking for. That is when he floated down the ladder and set foot on the moon. Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 66-67, Harper Collins Publishing 
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On 15 Sep 2017 at 00:55 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:
Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 66-67, Harper Collins Publishing
On 6 Aug 2017 at 08:40 GMT Lianne (Irwin) Trevarthen wrote:
at https://www.digitalnz.org/records/146222?search%5Btab%5D=Images&search%5Btext%5D=s+armstrong&search%5Bview%5D=gallery And I see that there are a few public domain ones on Wikpedia. e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong#/media/File:Neil_Armstrong_pose.jpg which would be good to attach.
On 28 Jul 2017 at 19:15 GMT Russ Gunther KT wrote:
Please add Category: Eagle Scout
to Neil Armstrong's biography. Thank you
On 10 Jan 2017 at 14:36 GMT Gilbert Allan Davis wrote:
On 3 Jul 2016 at 16:10 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:
On 6 Nov 2014 at 02:06 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:
On 17 Jan 2012 at 18:19 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:
Neil is 20 degrees from Amelia Earhart, 50 degrees from Stephen Hawking, 21 degrees from Jamie Nelson and 26 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.