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Neil armstrong

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Neil armstrong

  1. 1. Neil Armstrong By Timothy Nguyen
  2. 2. When Neil was born. • Neil was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio on August 5, 1930. • He was the eldest of his brothers and sisters. • When he was 14 he began taking flying lessons.
  3. 3. Neil’s Family • He married Janet Shearon. The couple soon added to their family • Son Eric arrived in 1957, followed daughter Karen in 1959.
  4. 4. Naval Aviator • He served as a naval aviator from 1949 to 1952. • Armstrong joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in 1955.
  5. 5. • On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on the moon. • He was the commander of Apollo 11 lunar module, and was accompanied by Edwin E. Aldrin.
  6. 6. “ • “That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."
  7. 7. Medals and Awards • The Congressional Space Medal of Honor was authorized by the United States Congress in 1969 • "any astronaut who in the performance of his duties has distinguished himself by exceptionally meritorious efforts and contributions to the welfare of the Nation and mankind."
  8. 8. Death • Sadly Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012 in Cincinnati, Ohio
  9. 9. Citations • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congressional_S pace_Medal_of_Honor • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong • http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/about/bi os/neilabio.html
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