Neil Alden Armstrong, the first man to create world history by walking on the moon on July 20, 1969. It was one of the biggest achievements in the field of astronomy. He is the most famous and well-known astronaut the world has ever seen.
Neil was born on August 5, 1930, in Wapakoneta, Ohio. At the age of 16, he earned understudy pilot’s permit. Neil Armstrong did his Bachelor’s in the aeronautical building at Purdue University. He profited a U.S. Naval force grant. While he was in college at Purdue, Armstrong was called up to fight in the Korean War for the US Navy as a pilot.
After college graduation, Neil became an experimental research test pilot. He flew all experimental planes testing them and observed how well they flew. He also flew modified bombers.
On September 13, 1962, Neil was selected for the NASA Astronaut Corps. Armstrong was one of two pilot civilians selected for this group. He appointed in as the reinforcement charge pilot for the Gemini 5 mission in 1965. He further appointed in as an officer of the reinforcement group for the Apollo 8 lunar orbital mission in 1968.
On July 16, 1969, Neil Armstrong along with fellow astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, launched the Apollo 11 manned mission to the Moon. This would be the first manned moon landing machine. After months of practices and preparations, the Apollo11 spacecraft launches from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 16, 1969.
On July 20, 1969, is a standout among the most vital days in mankind’s history, as Neil Armstrong steered among with Buzz Aldrin to the Moon’s surface in the Lunar module. They spent over two hours by collecting rock samples, taking photographs and exploring the surface of the Moon. Apollo 11 returned to earth on July 24, 1969.
As Neil Armstrong put his left foot onto the surface of the moon at 2:56 UTC July 21, 1969, he spoke those words which are most popular now: ” That’s one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind“.
After his come back to earth, Armstrong turned into a moment with celebrity status. He was never comfortable with the media attentions however and once in a while gave interviews on the missions. He worked with NASA until he was 70 years and he retired to become a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati.
At the age of 82, Neil Armstrong passed on in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 25, 2012, after complications from heart surgery.
This achievement of Neil Armstrong and his group initiated a new period of research in the space and development of aerospace industry. He accomplished everything what he did and wouldn’t take the easy route out by quitting, but instead, stood by his choice until the end. He also influenced the world to work their hardest in whatever they do. That they could reach their goals as long as they tried their best to achieve those goals.