Neil Armstrong The true man on the moon.
Life of Neil A. Armstrong • Neil A. Armstrong born August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. • By the age of 16 Armstrong had already became a licensed pilot.
Life Continued • He studied aeronautical engineering in Perdue University, and was interrupted by the Korean War. • He flew in this war and was shot down. He received 3 medals for this. • 1955 he became a research pilot for the National Committee for Aeronautics, later joining NASA, where he flew more than 1,100 hours, testing new planes.
Life Continued • 1962 Neil joined the space program with the second group of astronauts. • March 16, 1966 he commanded the first space-docking maneuver in the Gemini 8. • July 16, 1969 he joined the Apollo 11 mission toward the moon.
Life Continued • July 20, 1969 at 10:56 PM Neil A. Armstrong became the first man to set foot upon the moon’s surface. He then marked this moment with his “famous words.” He took samples and numerous photographs with Edwin E. Aldrin, another famous man on the Apollo 11 mission.
Life Continued • 1971 Neil Armstrong resigned from NASA and became a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio. • 1979 became the chairman of the board of Cardwell International, a supplier of oilfield equipment. Neil still lives today.
The Famous Words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” the words of the first man to ever set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong.
Neil Today This is a picture of one of the things Armstrong does, throwing the ceremonial first pitch for the final season opener in the Houston Astrodome 1999. • Today Neil Armstrong is living the life of a great hero. He has been on many talk shows and has many surprise guest appearances on many things. • He now takes many interviews about his experiences .
Neil Today Continued • After the 30th anniversary of his achievement people still remember him by his words that he had said on the moon.
Rewards and Achievements • 3 Air Medals for the Korean War • Presidential Medal of Freedom • Robert J. Collier Trophy • Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy • Congressional Space Medal of Honor • His own place in the Air and Space Museum • Most of all the ability to say he was the first man on the moon.
Summary Neil A. Armstrong is a great man. Being the first man on the moon and being able to win all the awards he has won creates the image of a great American Hero. Armstrong will be remembered forever, by the way that he has created a new way of exploration and through the stories of people and of his own. Armstrong will be remembered forever and this is why he is so great and was able to achieve greatness through the eyes of all Americans.
Works Cited Works Cited www.astronauts.org/astronauts/armstrong.htm www.britannica.com www.historychannel.com/speeches/archive/0229.html www.dfrc.nasa.gov www.abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/moonwalkanniv990714.html