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Rick Armstrong,
Board of Trustees Member

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees are national industry leaders who are passionate about the Foundation’s mission to aid the United States in retaining its world leadership in technology and innovation by supporting the very best and brightest scholars in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while commemorating the legacy of America’s pioneering astronauts.

Rick Armstrong

Rick Armstrong was born June 30, 1957 in Lancaster, CA, to Neil and Janet Armstrong. In 1962 the family moved to Houston, Texas as his father was selected as a NASA astronaut. They spent 8 years in Houston, then relocated to the Washington DC area. The family had one more move in them, to the Cincinnati, OH, area in 1971.

Rick earned a B.A. in Biology from Wittenberg University in 1979. His particular interest was marine biology, and worked for a number of years as a marine mammal trainer, ending up at the Naval Ocean Systems Center Hawaii Lab.

In 1988 he was lured away by his brother to work at a software development startup in Ohio, where he worked until 1994. Rick went into business for himself as a software developer and consultant, which continues to this day. He’s been exclusively working as a database developer and consultant since 1998.

Rick has 3 children and on his off time he particularly enjoys playing the guitar and playing golf.

Rick currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation.

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