August 5: Happy Birthday Neil Armstrong!
Space hero and American icon Neil Armstrong turns 82 today. Armstrong, along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, was part of the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission.
As the first man on the moon, Armstrong has received many honors and awards, including last year’s Congressional Gold Medal, the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Watch highlights of the 2011 ceremony here, courtesy of PBS NewsHour.