The rocket traveled for two point five seconds going about sixty miles per hour and soaring forty-one feet in the air then landed one hundred eighty-four feet away. The first fueled rocket influenced the wonderful space travel of today, it is the reason NASA even started! The great accomplishment of Goddard in 1926 is the reason of the accomplishments today! Robert left thousands of people in awe, especially the government. They didn’t want to fund to get the materials of the rocket therefore; he had to pay for it out of his own pocket with some help of Clark University.
Not only adults were fascinated by his actions but so were students, that they actually received a new topic to study about. His outstanding contributions to the betterment of humankind throughout space exploration was awarded with a General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. He made a huge impact in the cold war although if it wasn’t during the cold war he would of never boarded onto that mission. “He was flipping through “Paper Astronaut: The Paper Spacecraft Mission Manual” and asked: “Would we have gone to the Moon if there hadn’t been a cold war?” My gut answer... ... middle of paper ... ...ot only was he passionate, modest, and positive but he was also courageous. Neil Armstrong came across many difficult situations although there was always a positive side which would help him continue his journey as a stronger man.
Neil Armstrong 3rd Draft From the moment Neil Armstrong took the first American steps on the moon, he became a patriot that forever changed history. He made everyone change their views on accomplishments and achievements. Neil managed to take care of a family and accomplish so much. Armstrong will always be my hero Armstrong had a very interesting life. He was born on August 5, 1930 on his grandparents’ farm (Hansen 723).
He told the sci... ... middle of paper ... ...faster than the Soviets during the Space Race. The Americans only accomplished one mission faster than the Soviets, where as the Soviets accomplished three missions faster that the Americans. But the only reason that the topic of putting a man came up was because the Americans were embarrassed at being behind the Space Race. In 1961 President Kennedy went to congress and announced that he wanted to be the first to put a man on the Moon so that they could at least win one mission against the Soviets. One thing the Americans did was give credit to all of mankind because of what Neil Armstrong said, “This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Even though they were losing the space race they still believed that everyone should get credit for this accomplishment.
Since the beginning of time there have always been those that have opposed exploration of uncharted lands. This statement holds truth also for the NASA program since the beginning when President John F. Kennedy's vision was to ‘land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.' Instead of all the opposition of NASA and questions such as, “Why should we go to space?” I believe people should ask themselves, “Why shouldn’t we go to space?” Christopher Columbus didn’t have to sail over the Atlantic Ocean and discover America, he could have stayed in Europe but then we may not be living in the United States of America. Christopher Columbus and many others human didn’t stop but continued to explore because they are humans. We as humans have an instinctive nature to explore and discover.
Also, if the moon landing did not occur, we would not have been able to create more up to date models and send them into space to explore. Despite the fact that no human has landed on the moon since, satellites have provided us with useful information while exploring outer space. Finally, if the US had not landed on the moon, we would not have won the Space Race. For all we know, we could have still been involved in the Cold War to this day. Landing on the moon was a great leap for mankind and technology as a whole.
Neil Armstrong once said, “One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind,” (Kurin 533). Neil spoke those words as he took the first steps on the moon. The United States may remember those words and Neil more than they do the spacesuit that Neil wore on his trip to the moon. If it were not for the spacesuit that Neil wore, there would not have even been a trip to the moon. The most important part of the entire trip to the Moon was the spacesuit.
As you can see, there were many different opinions and viewpoints on Neil Armstrong and the moon landing, but it will always be an important historical event, whether remembered as the first time a man walked on the moon, or as a great attempt to fool the world. Some people applauded and appreciated the astronauts, but some believed, and still believe, that the entire thing was a hoax. What do you think is the truth? Works Cited "The My Hero Project - Neil A. 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.
Thomas Jefferson, along with four others were the ones to put the Declaration of Independence together. Fifty-six men signed the declaration. They had had enough of the British forcing them to live without representation. They would no longer stand for this tyranny. Throughout the Declaration of Independence, there are many incredible lines throughout this document t... ... middle of paper ... ...hn F. Kennedy had promised that by the end of the decade, we would land a man on the moon.