Neil Armstrong

By: Ma. José Gómez-Sáinz Lara

"A small step for man, a giant leap for mankind."

Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut born August 5 of 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States. He is best known for being the first man to step foot on the moon. Neil's explorations were sponsored by the NASA since the U.S. wanted to land in the moon before Russia. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins reached the moon in Apollo 11. Neil died August 25 of 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
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Explorations

Neil Armstrong explored Earth's only natural satellite in 1969. The crew riding Apollo 11 which included Neil was sent to accomplish President Kennedy's goal which was getting to the moon before Russians since the Cold War took place at this time. One of the main purposes of the exploration was finding out if there was water and basic resources that make life possible.

Effects of the exploration

  • Explorations to the moon have led to new knowledge about evolution, solar systems, and humanity.
  • Apollo 11 explorations let scientist study ancient volcanic lava, and came to the conclusion that there was no water in the moon.
  • Neil Armstrong's explorations definitely helped science to increase the knowledge about the moon.
  • Due to this investigation we now have a different perspective about Earth's complexion and the Solar System.

1930: born in Wapakoneta, ohio.

1946: Pilot's license

1952: joins nasa

1962: joins astronaut team

1966: neil goes to space for the first time

1969: Neil and other two astronauts go to the moon

1971: neil leaves nasa

1971: becomes professor in cincinnati university

2012: neil dies

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