Neil Armstrong

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Neil Armstrong

Born: August 5, 1930Wapakoneta, Ohio to Stephen and ViolaOldest childJune and Dean (siblings)Died: August 25, 2012Cincinnati, OhioComplications from cardiovascular surgery

Married to Janet Shearon in 1955- had Eric 1957, Karen in 1959, and Mark in 1963.Karen died in 1962.Divorced in 1994.Married Carol Held Knight in 1994.

Neil was the first man on the moon, July 20, 1969! Quote: "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Neil Armstrong

About

Family

Contribution to Society

1st plane ride at 6 years oldBuilt model planesWorked at a doughnut shopReceived pilot's liscense before driver's license.

Fun Facts

Pilot's License 16 yrs oldBlume High SchoolPurdue University- 2 years 1947Navy- 3 yearsPurdue UniversityKorean War (78 missions)

Education

PilotNavyTest pilotAstronauntEngineer1971- Teacher- University of Cincinnati

Careers

1966- Gemini 8Commander of Apollo 11Ist man on the moonLeft Nasa 1970Rarely gave interviewsDisagreed with Obama on end of Constellation program

Important Events

DeterminedDedicated (to work)CourageBrave heartInspiration (to many)Humble

Character Traits

Neil lost his daughter to brain cancer at the age of 3. He had to overcome the loss of his daughter when he was in the limelight. He mainly kept to himself.Also, he had to go through all the training of flying to go into space and still decided to do it, not knowing if they would make it or not.

Perseverance

Who is Neil Armstrong?By Roberta Edwardsbiography.com

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