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The Purdue Foundation Student Board reads a statement from the family of Neil Armstrong.

September 1, 2012

A memorial service for Neil Armstrong was held at Purdue University.

August 28, 2012

Neil Armstrong was remembered as a student and national hero around campus after word of his death.

August 25, 2012

Neil Armstrong discusses the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

The Joe Tiller Chapter of the National Football Foundation presented its Gold Medallion Award to Purdue alum and first man on the moon Neil Armstrong and 2 other astronauts in June 2011 at Purdue University. This video shows the interview conducted during that ceremony.

Neil Armstrong Medal of Excellence presentation to Sully Sullenberger.

2010

Congress awarded the Apollo 11 crew the medal of freedom to honor the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.  These are the remarks from Neil Armstrong.

July 21, 2009

The Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering dedication. 

October 27, 2007

In 2007 Neil Armstrong gave Purdue President Martin Jischke, at his retirement dinner, the first Neil Armstrong Medal of Excellence from the university.

Purdue alum Neil Armstrong reminisced about his days as a student and talked about students of today.

2007

Neil Armstrong and 18 other Purdue astronauts reunite on campus.

1999

Neil Armstrong, as co-chair of Purdue University's Vision 21 Campaign, spoke at the closing celebration.

1994

Purdue's female singing group, the Purduettes, serenaded Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan, who are both Purdue graduates, during the celebration for the Vision 21 Campaign.

1994

Neil Armstrong serves as grand marshall of the Grand Prix.

1975

Neil Armstrong receives honorary engineering doctorate.

1970

Newsreel showing Purdue students watching the moon mission and an Armstrong declaration from the Governor.

1969

From lift off through splash down, this video chronicles the highlights of the Apollo 11 mission.

July 16 - 24, 1969

President Nixon phones Armstrong & Aldrin while they are on the moon. Nixon expresses pride and wonder at the accomplishment.

July 20, 1969