On this day in 1930 one of America’s greatest heroes was born. Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Neil Armstrong would make history as the first person to walk on the moon. His love for aerospace began as a college student studying aeronautical engineering at Purdue University. Armstrong’s mission was to be part of NASA and that dream became true in the spring of 1966 when he was accepted into the astronaut corps which prepped him for his missions into space. Three years later, Neil and his fellow Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin were the first men to ever walk the moon’s surface. 51 years later and their mission still remains one of the most iconic moments in our history. With the latest successful launch and splashdown of SpaceX and NASA, it’s a great time for our space exploration. Next stop, Mars!