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Neil Armstrong

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Katy Fortin

on 9 May 2015

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Personal Information
Born August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta
His love for flying started when his father took him to an air show as a young boy, and at age 15 he got his pilots licence
Neil Armstrong got his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering at Purdue Univerisity, and his masters degree at the University of Southern California
During collage, he was called up by the Navy and became a fighter pilot in the Korean War
Purpose of Expedition
The United States was in " The Space Race" with the Soviet Union [group of states under the control or Russia] to accomplish President John F. Kennedy's dream of sending a man to the moon
Neil Armstrong

By: Katy Fortin
In September 1962, after he applied, Armstrong was selected for NASA Astronaut Corps, and was part of "the new nine", or the second group of NASA astronauts
His first trip into space was abord the Gemini 8
The expedition was financed by ...
NASA and the U.S government financed the trip to the moon

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