Neil Armstrong Accomplishments

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Neil Armstrong’s bravery has helped him to be one of the only people to be on the moon and because of that he has inspired many people to follow in his footsteps. Neil is a hero to many people, was an excellent pilot, and he so excellent that he was not only the first person to have ever to successfully land a spacecraft on the moon; he also walked on the moon. (Gregory, Jim)
Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in an area near Wapakoneta, Ohio. Armstrong was the eldest of three children. His parents where Stephen Armstrong, who was an auditor, and his mom was Viola Engel Armstrong, and she was a homemaker. When he was six years old he started to become interested in airplanes and when he was sixteen he earned his pilot’s license. Armstrong
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He was the perfect man for the job because he was an excellent pilot and he had a remarkable ability to keep cool in extraordinarily dangerous situations. He learned how to land on the moon by a flying test machine called the lunar landing researched vehicle. The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years after President John F Kennedy announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960’s. Apollo 11 was the final manned mission and it took place in 1972. On January 9, 1969 Armstrong was named commander of Apollo 11, and that was the first try to land a human on the moon. On July 16 1969 Armstrong and his pilots took off to the moon. About seven hours after they landed, they opened the door and walked down the ladder before he became the first man to walk on the moon, He said “that’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind “. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent more than 2 hours outside the craft. They studied the surface and collected rocks, and after a day, they left and docked with Collins while he was in orbit then all three flew back. He was known as a worldwide hero for being the first person to walk on the moon. In 1978 Armstrong received presidential Medal of Freedom, and in 2009 he received congressional gold medal and the collier trophy. (Smith, John M, and Tim Cawkwell, the World Encyclopedia of the Film)
Neil Armstrong’s impact on society was big because he was the
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