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Transcript of Neil Armstrong
Do you know who was the first person to walk on the moon? Do you know who is one of the most popular astronauts in NASA history? This man is Neil Armstrong.
Neil Armstrong changed our nation and our world because he was the first person to set foot on the moon, which gave us much access to the moon and advanced our space program today, knowing that it is safe to send humans to the moon.
First Main Point
Neil Armstrong always wanted to fly when he was little. That was his big dream, to fly when he grew up and it all came true when he started flying.
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Supporting Details for Main Point #1
A few years before he joined the space program, he earned his pilot license when he was only 16. He studied at Purdue University in aeronautical engineering and worked as a US Navy pilot. He later joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He started off as just a test pilot, then worked his way into space!
Second Main Point
Armstrong was part of NASA's first manned mission to the moon! He went with Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin. Armstrong was the commander of the mission to the moon.
Supporting Details for Main Idea #2
After Neil Armstrong left NASA, he continued his career with aeronautics and was a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. He has won many awards for his progress that he made in the space program and is recognized by many countries as a brilliant astronaut.
On the first manned mission, he went on the Lunar Mobile and flew to the moon. They launched on July 16, 1969. They reached the moons surface about four days later.
Third Main Point
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Neil Armstrong is known as one of the most important astronauts in NASA history. He has made so much progress in the space program and gained contact with the moon. He was the just the tester to see if humans could go to the moon, and he completed the task.
Supporting Details for Main Idea #3
Neil Armstrong has earned many awards for his achievements in NASA. Some of these awards include the Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. He only remained with NASA for a few more years until he retired from the space program in 1971.
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Neil Armstrong definitely changed our nation because we wouldn't be this far into space without his braveness and his determination. He also inspired so many people with the things he did and people are going to be determined like he was.