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2 Persons on Space Mission Gemini 8:

David Scott

Real/Birth Name:
David Randolph Scott
Nickname(s):
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
87, 1 day before his 88th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.

Space Missions:

Apollo 15 (1971)
First Extended LM and LRV rover, landed in Hadley-Apennine.
Apollo 9 (1969)
First manned flight of CSM and LM in Earth orbit; demonstrated Portable Life Support System to be used on the lunar surface.
Gemini 8 (1966)
Accomplished first docking with another space vehicle, an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle. While docked, a Gemini spacecraft thruster malfunction caused near-fatal tumbling of the craft, which, after undocking, Armstrong was able to overcome; the crew effected the first emergency landing of a manned U.S. space mission.

Neil Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut. Aerospace engineer. Flew the X-15. First person on the Moon. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1991. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1971.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Space Missions:

Apollo 11 (1969)
First manned landing, in Sea of Tranquility.
Gemini 8 (1966)
Accomplished first docking with another space vehicle, an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle. While docked, a Gemini spacecraft thruster malfunction caused near-fatal tumbling of the craft, which, after undocking, Armstrong was able to overcome; the crew effected the first emergency landing of a manned U.S. space mission.
X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.
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