Neil Armstrong by: Mikayla Metcalf

"That's one small step for a man , one giant leap for mankind."


Neil Armstrong was born on August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta ,Ohio. His full name was NEIL ALDEN ARMSTRONG. He was know for becoming the FIRST person to walk on the moon. Neil Armstrong's neighbor, Mr. Zint, thought he was a very nice person.

Neil Armstrong lived in a farm house.

Early Years

Neil Armstrong was born to Stephen and Viola. He had a brother Dean and a sister June. Neil Armstrong took his first plane ride at 6 years old. He graduated from Blume High School. Neil Armstrong studied aeronautical engineering . The Wright Brothers and Jacob Zint were his influences.

Air naval plane and Neil on a plane.

Adult Life

Neil Armstrong married Janet Shearon Armstrong an then later he married Carol Held Knight. He had three kids- Eric, Karen, and Mark. In his adult life he had a few jobs. He was a naval air cadet, he worked at Bowshers hardware and also a pharmacy. On the 25th anniversary of the apollo space mission Neil and Janet divorced. Neil Armstrong had many achievements; on his 16th birthday he became a licensed pilot. A year later in 1947, he was a naval air cadet.


Neil Armstrong died on August 25, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Neil Armstrong will be remembered because he was the first person to walk on the moon.

Neils obituary

Personal Response

Meeting Neil Armstrong would have been an interesting experience because I could have seen the first person to walk on the moon. If I could ask Neil Armstrong a question, I would ask if it was hard to fly a rocket. Neil Armstrong's life has inspired me to follow your dreams and never give up.

Works Cited

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Aldrin, Buzz. "To the moon ... and beyond: on July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to walk on the moon. Today, Aldrin tells what it took for him to get there and what it will take for us to go back there ... and beyond." Boys' Life, Jan. 2008

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