Neil Armstrong (1930-1912) The first man to walk on the moon in 1969. With his colleagues, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin in Apollo 11, Armstrong landed on the Moon's surface and made the statement that would be remembered for generations to come, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind"
(March 16, 1966) Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott sit with their spacecraft hatches open while awaiting the arrival of the recovery ship, the USS Leonard F. Mason after the successful completion of their Gemini VIII mission. They are assisted by U.S. Navy divers. The overhead view shows the Gemini 8 spacecraft with the yellow flotation collar attached to stabilize the spacecraft in choppy seas. The green marker dye is highly visible from the air and is used as a locating aid.