About the Author
America in Space is the work of many people. The main contributors to the project are Steven Dick, NASA Chief Historian; Bertram Ulrich, Curator, NASA Art Program; Constance Moore, NASA Visual Information Specialist and Robert Jacobs, NASA Media Services Director. Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the Moon. Armstrong served as commander of Apollo 11, the first manned Moon-landing mission in 1969 and as command pilot of Gemini 8, the first manned docking mission of two spacecraft in 1966. He was born and raised in Ohio, where he lives today.