Armstrong, Edwin

Armstrong, Edwin (Howard)

(1890–1954) electrical engineer, inventor; born in New York City. A 1913 graduate of Columbia University, he studied aircraft detection methods during World War I. His work in the frequency-modulation system of radio transmission, which he pursued while a professor at Columbia (1935–54), virtually eliminated the problem of static interference. Contentious, and much addicted to lawsuits, he took his own life in a fit of depression.
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He was named after the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin (aka Buzz Aldrin) and Michael Collins (command module pilot) Oh, you can just imagine the conversation can't you?
Apollo 11 took astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins on the historic first moon landing mission in 1969.
Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins made the historic landing on July 21, 1969.
Forty years ago, Ismach was the city editor of the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram when the Apollo 11 crew of Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins made their historic journey.
Europe were issued by the Bank of Stockholm, Sweden; 1885: Lois Pasteur treated a nine-year-old boy for rabies -the first successful treatment; 1918: the Russian Tsar, Nicholas II, and his family were executed by Bolscheviks; 1969: Apollo II was launched with US astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins on board.
Opened in 1972, it features a 56-acre park with three man-made lakes named after the Apollo 11 astronauts - Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins.
Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins blasted off from Cape Kennedy (now Cape Canaveral), Florida, on Apollo 11.
The command and service module Columbia and the lunar module Eagle separated from the rocket and continued to the moon, piloted by Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins.
First man on the moon Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins received the the prestigious Langley Gold Medal for aviation.
The heroism of Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins in the first mission was highlighted earlier this year by the release of a memo written to Richard Nixon at the time of the landings.
The 56-acre park features three man-made lakes, named after each of the Apollo 11 astronauts - Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins.