The names of the spacecraft on which astronaut Neil Armstrong flew are Gemini 8 and Apollo 11, both of which he commanded. The lunar module he and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin landed on the moon is known as the "Eagle."
Neil Armstrong was the first man to step on the moon on July 20, 1969. He became an astronaut in 1962 after serving as a naval aviator and a research pilot. In 1966, he and David Scott flew on Gemini 8. After his moon landing, Armstrong became the Deputy Association Administrator for Aeronautics for NASA before resigning in 1971. In 1986, he sat on the presidential commission investigating the tragic circumstances of the space shuttle Challenger.