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Neil Armstrong

In Neil's late life, he recieved 14 medals and trophies including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Presidential Commission on the space shuttle Challenger accident. Neil died in 2012 because of complications during a coronary artery bypass surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

One of Neil Armstrong's famous quote is "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Later whn Neil Armstrong returned to earth, he said that he had actually said "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."


Late Life

Neil Amstrong's full name is Neil Alden Armstrong. He was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. His parents were Stephen Armstrong and Viola Louise Engel. He had a brother and a sister, and their names were June and Dean. Because of his dad's job, he moved thirteen times before he was ten! Finally, he settled down in his birthtown when he was 13. Neil always had interest in flying machines, and he loved to build paper airplanes when he was young. Neil first went on an airplane when he was six, with his dad. Neil was above average in school, and he enrolled into Purdue University. He was very young at the time compared to other students. Neil got married to janet Elizabeth Shanon. Neil later joined the navy during the Korean war that lasted for three years. He flew 87 planes in the war during missions and was rewarded a naval aviator. When he came back to America, he went to california where all new planes were tested. He broke the sound barrier for the first time!

Birth & DeathBorn August 5, 1930Died August 25, 2012

Neil ArmstrongBy: Daniel Park #16

IntroductionNeil Armstrong is most famous for being the first man to walk on the moon. Sadly, he died four years ago because of some complications during a coronary artery bypass surgery.

Early Life

Middle Life

Funny Fun Fun Facts

Neil had three kids, Eric, Karen, and Mark. Neil's daughter Karen, died at a young age because of cancer. Neil Armstrong was accepted to NASA after he became a test pilot. He and his family moved to Texas, where other astronaut families lived. They were famous! Neil had to go through hard training before he went to space. Neil experienced hardship in his life. One night, when he came home from his training, he noticed that the house was hot... too hot. The Armstrong's house was on fire! Due to the fire, Neil lost many pictures of his daughter. Neil was later sent to space on the Gemini 8 mission. When he came back, he went right back to training, except this time, he was training to go to the moon! In July 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins were sent to the Moon on a Saturn V rocket to complete the mission, Apollo 11. Neil was the first one to place his foot on the face of the Moon. After he completed the Apollo mission, he recieved a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California.

Lasting Impact

Neil Armstrong made a difference by proving that humans can go to the moon. Neil also made a difference by leading America to victory in the Cold War by being the first American to walk on the moon. A life lesson that can be learned from Neil Armstrong is that trying always makes a difference, and doing nothing would not. I can apply this lesson to my own life by always trying even when I don't think I can do it, because doing nothing, again, woudn't make a difference.

1- Airplanes inspired Neil to become a test pilot2- Neil got his pilot's license before he got his driver's license3- He never really thought about being an astronaut4- Neil got accepted to MIT5- When Neil went on his first plane ride, he was not scared but his dad was


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