Armstrong Awarded Space Medal of Honor
Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong receives the first Congressional Space Medal
of Honor from President Jimmy Carter, assisted by Captain Robert Peterson.
Armstrong, one of six astronauts to be presented the medal during ceremonies
held in the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), was awarded for his performance
during the Gemini 8 mission and the Apollo 11 mission when he became the
first human to set foot upon the Moon.
credit: NASA GRIN Image # : 86PC-0056
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