Neil Armstrong's Accomplishments

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Known for his earth-shattering accomplishment for being the first man to walk on the moon decades ago, American astronaut Neil Armstrong still is a symbolic individual in our nation today. In addition to his success as an astronaut, Armstrong is also known as a test pilot, naval aviator, and an aerospace engineering professor in the University of Cincinnati. Before Armstrong became an astronaut, he served in the Korean War as a U.S. Navy officer. As an astronaut, he was known to partake in multifarious space programs and missions, like NASA (The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for example. With all of his astonishing moments and innumerable contributions, Armstrong will consistently be remembered in history.

On August 5, 1930, Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio to Stephen and Viola Armstrong. As a child, his family moved around constantly. It was said that he lived in 20 discrete neighborhoods throughout his childhood. When Armstrong was five years old, his reverence for aviation was established the moment his father took …show more content…

However, his studies were hindered because he was called to serve in the Korean War in 1949. As a U.S. Navy pilot, he had to fly 78 combat missions during this dispute. In 1952, he eventually left the U.S. Navy and resumed his studies. As the years passed, Armstrong decided to join the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics), which later on became NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). When he was with NASA, he held many positions such as serving as an engineer and a test pilot. He was given opportunities that involved testing many high-speed aircrafts. Amongst all of them, he was commonly known to test the “X-15” which reached 4,000 mph (miles per hour). These tasks of testing aircrafts therefore persuaded him to participate in similar tasks that would catch his

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