|Neil Armstrong flew aboard Gemini 8. While in orbit, he and fellow astronaut David Scott carried out the first docking in space between two vehicles.|
Neil Alden Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He has two college degrees. He has a bachelors degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University. He also has a masters degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Southern California. Armstrong was a navy pilot from 1949 to 1952. After leaving the navy, he worked as a test pilot. Neil Armstrong was a test pilot when he was chosen to be an astronaut. His first space flight was aboard Gemini 8 in 1966. In July of 1969, Armstrong was launched aboard Apollo 11. Apollo 11 was America's first attempt to land a manned vehicle on the Moon. On July 20, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon. His first words after touching the Moon's surface were "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong left NASA in 1971. Since leaving NASA he has taught engineering in college, served as an advisor on space issues, and been involved in business. He is married and has two children. He lives quietly in Ohio.
Name at least 4 jobs which Neil Armstrong has held in his lifetime.
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