Neil Armstrong

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To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon – along with the days leading up to and following the mission – Purdue University Archives has created a public exhibit titled, “Neil A. Armstrong Papers.”

Tracy Grimm is the Barron Hilton Archivist for Flight and Space Exploration and associate head of Archives and Special Collections. She says Armstrong and his wife Carol have donated a large number of memos and artifacts to the archives that were combed through for the exhibit.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is planning several events commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing commanded by school alumnus Neil Armstrong.

The university says events begin July 18 with a presentation on the landing by Apollo 11 flight director Gene Kranz, followed by a July 20 screening of "Armstrong," a new documentary film featuring home videos shot by Armstrong and unseen footage from NASA.

Neil Armstrong Exhibit Opens Today At Purdue

Mar 18, 2019