Purdue University Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering on the West Lafayette campus of Purdue University is named in honor of Purdue University Alumnus Neil Armstrong, the first person to step foot on the moon in July 1969.
This accomplishment was the culmination of the promise made by President Kennedy during the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union that America would put a person on the moon by the end of the decade of the 1960's.
A space age canopy and statue of Armstrong as a Purdue student face to the west towards Edwards Air Force Base in the high desert outside Los Angeles, California where Neil Armstrong piloted the X-15 rocket ship as a test pilot.
Armstrong is one of many astronauts who have graduated from Purdue University's vaunted engineering programs who have flown into space.
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