Neil Armstrong: The Greatest American

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There are other opinions on who the Greatest American is, but I personally think Neil Armstrong is the greatest American. Neil Armstrong was born on August 5th ,1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He was the oldest of three children and was interested in outer space at a young age. At the age of 16 Armstrong earned his student pilot’s license. Than he began his studies in aeronautical engineering at Purdue University on U.S. Navy scholarship in 1947. Later on Armstrong went to join NASA. Neil loved flying things from the time he was young. Neil Armstrong is the greatest American because of what he did. He was important because he was the first human to explore and walk on the moon. On July 20th, 1969, the United States Apollo 11 was the first mission to land on the moon. He piloted the module to the surface with Buzz Aldrin aboard. At 10:56 A.M., Armstrong exited the Lunar module. As he stepped out of the module one of the few words he said was, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong was televised and witnessed by hundreds of millions around the planet. When he came back to Earth, Armstrong…show more content…
Because of Neil Armstrong America was the first country on the moon. Armstrong liked his privacy, he stayed out of the public eye for years. In 2006 he gave a TV interview on 60 minutes. His personal life remained largely invisible to the outside. Neil Armstrong was famous for his astronauts work. Niel change the beliefs of Americans and to all around the world. He was brave to explored the moon and he risk his life for it. He change the world, he was a perfect man for his job. He was a hero because he did a very dangerous job. Thanks to him, we all believe that humans can be achieve in great things, we can learn about our place among the stars. He made us believe that we can fly, we can change the world. He help solved the science problem and make

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