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.
On February 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth three times and safely landed in the Atlantic Ocean. After this accomplishment, the U.S. was now equal in space exploration to the Soviet Union. His actions and dedication to the space program eventually contributed to landing a man on the moon in 1969. He also gave a well thought out speech about equal rights regarding racial segregation in hopes that it would come to an end. He passed a law that said
“Bob” Hoover was born on the 24th of January 1922 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was the youngest of the three children of Leroy and Bessie. He was a test pilot, an air show pilot, and a fighter pilot. He had flown up to 300 aircrafts but he left the strongest impression on people when he flew the two-engine Shrike Commander in 1986 and the P-51 Mustang (“Ole Yeller”) in which he had his best shows flying it. Regarding this, he first purchased the shrike commander in 1979, and showed his exceptional talent by demonstrating sixteen-point rolls and loops followed by a clean no engine maneuver with a loop and another roll.
The Gemini XI mission from NASA’s Gemini Project set the current record for high-apogee earth orbit, performed the first direct-ascent rendezvous, and created the first intentional artificial gravity with the Gemini Agena Target Vehicle (GATV). In addition to these notable achievements, some of the other objectives included two extra-vehicular activities (EVAs), passive attitude stabilization of the combined Gemini XI-ATV craft, various scientific experiments, and a computer controller atmospheric re-entry. Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr was appropriately chosen as this mission’s command pilot, as he succeeded during his Gemini 5 mission and was among the best pilots in the second “New Nine” group of pilots. This skill would be integral to maneuvering the spacecraft for rendezvous. This mission was the first flight for pilot Richard F. Gordon Jr, who belonged to the third group of astronauts.
Mankind has always had an obsession with flying. The Wright brothers made the first airplane that was able to fly and land on its own power, and after WWII mankind become obsessed with reaching the moon. In 1969 Neil Armstrong did just that. All of these works were made possible by the
On September 12, 1962, at Rice University in Houston Texas, John F. Kennedy gave a powerful speech to garner support for the funding of the space race for the USA. He stated the importance of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade in its efforts against the Soviet Union and the expectation was met in 1969 by the astronaut Neil Armstrong. His speech forged a new path that the US was heading and inherently started the revolution of the exploration of outer space. Kennedy’s “Moon Speech” makes use of ethos and Kairos to persuade the people of America to become interested in and invest in the ongoing space race. A very important factor in JFK’s speech was his effective use of rhetoric, notably ethos, which he used to make himself become more believable and authoritative.
During the 1980s, space exploration was a popular topic to watch, listen to, and learn about in American life. NASA had already sent a lot of missions to space, all reaching new milestones and increasing interest in space exploration. The Challenger, however, had a different mission than the rest. It was going to carry the first teacher, Christa McAuliffe, into space where she would teach two lessons. There were six other men and women on board the Challenger.
Col Albert Boyd, who was considered to be the father of modern Air Force flight test, was chief of the Flight Test Division. He was tough and absolutely unyielding in his standards. He was trying to construct a cadre of test pilots that would possibly set industry-wide principles for that line of work. Under his examination, only the very best pilots were carefully chosen to enter the new test pilot school at Wright Field. After closely observing and flying with Yeager, Boyd handpicked him to join the school in January 1946.
He was the man who planned to put the three men on the Moon. So, they sent the Apollo 13 up to the Moon to do their mission. The three men that were on board, the spacecrafts were named Jim Lovell, John Swigert, and Fred Haise. However, some people know them by different names.
On July 20th, 1969, the Apollo 11 with astronaut Neil Armstrong and his crew, guided by thousands of NASA technicians, supposedly landed on the surface of the moon. It was certainly one of the most extraordinary events accomplished by mankind up to that date. Neil Armstrong’s first words upon stepping on the moon surface will always be remembered “ A small step for mankind, a giant leap for humanity”. Ever since then, this achievement has been a matter of discussion by several groups that either believed or disbelieved this.
One of the astronauts on the mission was Neil Armstrong, and he became the first man to ever set foot on the moon. The picture to the right shows Neil Armstrong standing on the moon. It was an eight day journey, and they landed on July 24, 1969. NASA sent a team of three astronauts, and they planted the American flag firmly in the ground once they reached the moon. You can see the flag in the photograph.
According to Wikipedia, Frank Borman (born Frank F. Borman II) was in the Air Force before becoming a space pilot. My grandpa was in the air force too. They both earned the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroic acts in a plane. Frank was the commander of the Apollo 8 mission and was also in Gemini 7. He was the first person to fly around the moon.
Was the NASA Moon Landing of 1969 Real or Fake? In 1969, all of America watched as NASA sent the first manned ship into space and to the moon. Hundreds of people gathered around the launch station and thousands watched the live broadcasting on the news. As the countdown reached 0, the rocket with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldron and Tim Collins flew to space and America gave a sigh of relief. Now it was time to watch as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon to plant the American flag on the moon symbolizing our victory in the notorious “Space Race” with the Soviet Union.
Apollo 15 was a manned lunar landing that was successful. The mission was scheduled to launched on july 26, 1971 at 9:34 a.m. Apollo 15 was conducted by David R. Scott the commander, Alfred M. Worden command module pilot and James B. Irwin lunar module pilot. The location in which they landed was called Hadley Rille/Apennines. The mission was to explore the Apennines in a Lunar roving car.