The Amazing Neil Armstrong
By Alex Jameson
Neil Alden Armstrong was born on 5 August 1930 in Auglaize ,Ohio. He was a Navy pilot from 1949-1952 and also engineered the planes. In 1996 he did his first space flight and he became an astronaut in 1962. When he stepped on the moon he said "Thats one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". He died August 25 2012. He went to Jesuit College at Geano also with another astronaut Giovanni Domenico, and received a degree as a mathematician .
Neil Armstrong was the first American man on the moon. He joined the Apollo 11 and became mission commander and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom investigating the space shuttle disaster . Armstrong Hall houses premier facilities training the next generation of scientists , engineers and policy makers. Mental floss recently published a collection of six of his letters. These letters beautifully illustrate his intelligence, grace and his comprehensive understanding of the engineering that was necessary to travel to the moon and return, successfully.
Neil Armstrong was the engineer for the Navy planes and helped in maintaining them. He also found ice on the moon and he knew it was water. He also encouraged other astronauts to walk on the moon. He had a fight in the spaceship on the moon because another astronaut wanted to be the first to walk on the moon.
Neil Armstrong affected our lives because he collected samples of rock and brought them back to Earth. He also found out that the moon is safe and won't harm them. He also encouraged young kids and adults to walk on the moon when they grow up.