Purdue Salutes Alum Neil Armstrong07/19/2019 Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon is being celebrated at his Alma Mater, Purdue University. Saturday there will be a screening of "Armstrong," a new documentary film featuring home videos shot by Armstrong and unseen footage from NASA. Purdue will host a special exhibition of items from its Armstrong archives. Other Saturday events include children's activities on the Purdue Mall and a lunar module landing celebration timed around the 4:17 p.m. touchdown ahead of Armstrong becoming the first person to walk on the moon. Armstrong was a 1955 Purdue graduate. He died in 2012 at age 82.