Neil Armstrong

By: Jonathan Kim

My Famous American

Neil was brave and loyal to his country because he helped in war even though he was in the middle of college, he was always interested in flying and space, and finally he was part of NASA and was part of the first manned mission to the moon. Neil was very important to our country, he flew 78 combat missions as a Navy pilot during the Korean War, and was the mission commander of the first manned mission to the moon. Neil's bravery and loyalty to our country will always be remembered, but most of all he will be known as the man who brought hope to others that nothing was impossible.

Quote

"This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

Facts

-During the Korean War, Neil flew 78 combat missions.
-Neil divorced with his wife on 1994.
-Neil died at the age 82.
-He died after several weeks after a heart surgery.
-After he was back from the moon he and his crew was put into quarantine for three weeks.
-He earned his pilot's license before he earned his driver's license.
-Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930.
-Neil and his wife's second daughter, Karen, died from something similar to an inoperable brain tumor.
-After Neil's mission to the moon him and his crew landed in the Pacific Ocean and were rescued by the U.S.S. Hornet.
-Neil received many awards such as the Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.