Explorers Old and New

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Explorers Old and New

He was an Explorer, because he was the first man on the moon.He had always wanted an aviation career. At 16, he was a licensed pilot and a year later he became a naval air cadet. In 1955 he joined NASA.July 16th 1969, Neil, along with Buzz Aldrin ' Michael Collins, blasted off on the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. He was the first one to step foot on the moon, famously saying: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." They flew back to earth on July 24th and landed in the ocean.

Born in 1485 in Medellin, Spain. First worked as a public official and a farmer at 19 years old, on the West Indies island of Hispaniola. Then in 1511, he helped Diego Valasquez conquer Cuba. After this, Santiago made him their "Alcalde" (major-judge).Conquered the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) in 1521, ending the Aztec Empire and becoming ruler of that land. On his return to Spain in 1528, King Charles V made him Marques del Valle.

Born in 1643 in Rouen, France. He studied to become a priest in his town Church, but he also wanted to be an adventurer,so he set off to New France (Canada) and secured land in Montreal.His mission was to find the Mississippi River and conquer the land there. He never found it. Instead he landed at the Gulf Coast and buit Fort St. Louis. He carried on in search of the Mississippi but lost some of his men on the way. They weren't happy with him and finally when he found them they shot him in the face!

Hernan Cortes

Neil Armstrong

Fun Fact:First word spoken on the moon..."Houston"

Fun Fact: The first French explorer in Texas

De La Salle

Fun Fact: One of the few to succeed and survive!

Explorers Old and New


First Moon Landing 1969


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