Karsh Signature

Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, 1969

NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong was born on this day, August 5, in 1930. Armstrong was the commander of the 1969 US Apollo 11 Moon mission, and the first person to walk on the Moon. Along with Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin, Armstrong was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Richard Nixon, and President Jimmy Carter presented Armstrong with the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.