(James R. Hansen) The Fort Wayne native and Auburn University history professor has been much in demand of late; the Universal Pictures film based on his 2005 book “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” debuts Friday.
Hansen graduated from Elmhurst High School (1970) and IPFW (1974) before moving on to Ohio State University. Read The Journal Gazette Article
Hansen, an Elmhurst High School and I.P.F.W. graduate, spent 55 hours with Armstrong covering his life, his time in space and misconceptions and legends about him that grew over time. Hansen compiled those interviews with others from people who knew Armstrong well. Read and Watch the WANE TV NewsChannel 15 Article