Monday, March 10, 2014

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong was a famous explorer. He is best known for becoming the first man to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong was born on August 5 1930 Wapakoneta.
He joined the astronaut program in 1962 at the age of 32 and was command pilot for his first mission and died on August 25 2012 when he was 82.

They were launched into space in July 16, 1969 and  returned back to earth on July 24, 1969. They were up in space for 8 days, they also took photographs including their own footprints when they were on the moon. The three astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin were given a warm welcome  home after the had gone to the moon.

Neil Armstrong married Janet Shearon on January 28 1956. They had a son Eric in 1957 and a daughter Karen in 1959. Sadly, Karen died of braintumor on January 1962. The following year they welcomed their third child Mark.

At 10:56 pm when he walked out from the spacecraft on the moon Neil Armstrong said “ that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”
for his famous first step on the moon.

Neil Armstrong was a famous astronaut and started the astronaut program   when he was 32.