Neil Armstrong Hero

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Neil Armstrong, an astronaut who was the first man on the moon, said these famous words when he first landed on the moon, “That is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” These words are still remembered by tens of millions of people, almost 47 years after he said it. Neil Armstrong clearly had a big impact on so many people. One of those people he made an impact on is me. He taught me to persevere and to follow my dreams. That is an example of a true hero. A true hero is someone who helps others without expecting anything in return while inspiring others, and that is exactly what Neil Armstrong did in his life.
Neil Armstrong did many things to show that he was a hero. In July of 1969, tens of millions of people had their television on watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. A young boy, who was five years old when he watched Neil Armstrong stand on the moon, was quoted saying, “From that day on, whenever someone asks what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied an astronaut. Forty years later, I still dream of going to space, and my appreciation of astronomy and our place in the universe was born watching men walk on the moon” …show more content…

According to an article about Neil Armstrong on, Neil Armstrong retired from NASA in 1971, two years after landing on the moon. Despite all of the fame he received for being the first man on the moon, he was a very humble man who wanted to stay out of the limelight. He always credited the large team of NASA members for making it possible for him to have been on the moon. This shows that Neil Armstrong helped others without expecting anything in return because when he went to the moon, he helped others by collecting data on the moon, that data was used to help scientists. This also shows that Neil Armstrong did not want anything in return because he did not take any credit for being on the moon, he always gave credit to the NASA

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