Neil Armstrrong

By: Laken Tracey

What he did for a career

Neil Armstrong was the first peson to step onto the moon. As he touched the dusty surface, he spoke "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Ever since he was little, he always wanted to be an aviator. On his 16th birthday, he became a licensed pilot. One year later he became a naval air cadet. After he was done studying aeronautical engineering, and serving in the Korean War, in 1995 he became a civilan research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. Then he joined NASA's space program in 1962. In 1966, he was a Command pilot for Gemini 8 Spacecraft. On July 16th, 1969 Neil and David R. Scott blasted off in the Apollo. Then they landed on the moon. It took them 21 hours and 37 minutes to travel to the moon. When they were on the moon they collected soil and rock samples and took photgraphs of them.

The early years

Neil was born in Wakpakoneta, Ohio August 5th, 1930.

He died on August 25th, 2012.

He was 82 years old when he died in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He went to the University of Southern California in 1970, and Purdue University from 1947 to 1955.

Pictures of Neil Armstrong on the moon

Information Sources

"Armstrong, Neil."Compton's by Britannica. 01 Aug 2011:n.p.SIRS Discoverer. Web. 16. Mar 2013.

"Man On The Moon: One small step for a man... "SIRS Discoverer" Photo Essays. 1994: n.p. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 16 Mar 2013.

Dixon, Tara E., and Mike Jackson. Neil Armstrong. 2008. Print.

Photo Sources

Neil Armstrong. NASA. The Register. Web. 19 Mar. 2013. <>.

Dixon, Tara E., and Mike Jackson. Neil Armstrong. 2008. Print.

First Moon Landing 1969