Large historic pen sketch drawn and signed by Neil Armstrong will be in University Archives' Sept. 28 auction

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Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon during Apollo 11 exactly 53 years ago today. A year later, Armstrong was still required to give an oral thesis defense for his master’s in aeronautical engineering at USC. He passed.

5 Things You May Not Have Known About Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong while in the USSR collected a handful of soil from outside a Ukrainian man's house in Siberia to acknowledge that man's contribution to Apollo-11 Moon Mission

As a boy, Neil Armstrong worked at the local pharmacy for 40 cents/ hour in order to pay for $9/hr flight lessons, taking him about 22 to 23 hours of work for each lesson. Teenage Neil also witnessed the crash of a young pilot, who died in Neil's arms after he lifted him out of a cockpit