Neil Alden Armstrong (1930)
Armstrong became a pilot at 16, studied aeronautical engineering, and won three medals as a US Navy pilot in the Korean War. He became test pilot in 1955 and joined the space program in 1962. He made history in 1969, when he became the first person to walk on the Moon, a feat he famously declared “one giant leap for mankind.” Though this brought him worldwide renown, he has, for the most part, avoided the limelight. What unusual legal battle did he face with his barber in 2005? Discuss
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