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Neil Armstrong Walking On The Moon

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“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind”(Schlager and Lauer n.pag.). This saying was heard in millions of American homes throughout the nation as people all over the world watched Neil Armstrong be the first man to step foot on the moon. On July 20th, 1969 the American lunar module, The Eagle, touched down on the moons surface. Once Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon history was made and American proved how great of a nation it really was. This accomplishment greatly expanded knowledge and technology all over the world. Neil Armstrong’s walking on the moon was a significant event in American history because it boosted United States morale after a tough year in 1968.
On August 5th, 1930 a man that will never be forgotten was born. The name of this man was Neil Armstrong. Neil was an American astronaut from 1962-1971 and was the first man to ever step foot on the moon. He grew up in Ohio and that is where his fascination with flying began. Neil was a smart man and earned a Navy scholarship and enrolled at Purdue because of this. After studying Aeronautical engineering for two years Neil went to the navy. At the end of the Korean War, Neil Armstrong was awarded the Air medal three times. Armstrong joined NASA in 1955 and was a test pilot. In 1962 he was chosen to be a NASA astronaut and in 1969 he was chosen to walk on the moon. Neil went from being a nobody to a man the whole world came to know of.
Apollo 11 is a mission that will go down in history forever. This space mission landed the first man on the moon and ended the space race between the United States and Soviet Union. In 1945 the cold war began between America and the Soviets. This cold war led to what was called the space race. In 1957 the Sov...

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... in the Apollo program soon went down and because of this, Apollo 18, 19 and 20 were all cancelled. Advances in space travel occurred after this landing and NASA is looking to soon be traveling to Mars. Who knows what would have resulted if the Soviet Union put a man on the moon before the United States.
1968 was a tough year for all Americans and Apollo 11 boosted United States morale and helped many people get their minds off of the struggles of that past year. After a lot of failed attempts and a decade of research, the United States finally got a man on the moon. This eight-day project changed history and the knowledge about space forever. The moon landing distracted many Americans from the terrible events that occurred in 1968. This event still proves America’s achievement and power to this day and is leading to other space explorations in the future.
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