Lancaster in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Neil A. Armstrong
Armstrong logged over 6,000 hours of flight time in over 200 types of aircraft, including: X-1B, F-100A, X-5, X-15, LLTV, F-101, F-102, F-5D-1, B-47, B-29, P-51, and the Paraglider.
He participated in more than 100 launches of rocket airplane flights. As the NASA project pilot on the X-15, he flew to 207,500 feet and 3,989 mph. He flew the X-15 seven times and was selected as pilot for the Dynasoar experimental aircraft. After seven years as a test pilot he volunteered for the astronaut program (1962-1970).
He was backup command pilot for Gemini 5, Gemini 11, and Apollo 8. He was command pilot of Gemini 8 and the Apollo XI Lunar mission. He was later named Deputy Associate Administrator for the NASA Aeronautics Office of Advanced Research and Technology.
Armstrong was born in Ohio in 1930. He received his BA from Purdue (1955) and MS from
Armstrong is the recipient of three Air Medals and the Gold Space Medal. His other honors include: Chanute Award, Kincheloe Award, Collier Trophy, Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Aerospace Walk of Honor.
Established in 1990 by the Lancaster City Council, the Aerospace Walk of Honor celebrates test pilots who were associated with Edwards AFB. Recognition is awarded for distinguished aviation careers marked by significant and obvious achievements beyond one specific accomplishment.
Aerospace Walk of Honor
Erected 1991 by City Of Lancaster CA.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
Location. 34° 41.85′ N, 118° 8.635′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is on West Lancaster Boulevard east of Fern Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 750 West Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster CA 93534, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel William J. “Pete” Knight (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig. General Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fred Wallace Haise Lt. Gen. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle, (USAF Retired) (approx. ¼ mile away); Col. Robert L. "Silver Fox" Stephens, USAF (approx. ¼ mile away); Lt. Col. Robert G. "Bob" Ferry, USAF (approx. ¼ mile away); Western Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tuskegee Airmen (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
Also see . . . Aerospace Walk of Honor Map. City Of Lancaster CA web page includes a map of all 100 markers. (Submitted on May 18, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
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