Neil Armstrong Essay

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Nick Duffy Mrs. Ransbottom Am. Lit. Per 4th 20 March 2011 Title Neil Armstrong was born on 5th August, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. When he was just 2 years old his parents took him to watch the Cleveland Air Races. Then at the age of 6 he took his first airplane ride in a Ford Tri- Motor Airplane. At 15 he worked in various jobs in order to pay for his flying lessons (Neil Armstrong). Before Neil could even drive he had is students pilots licenses. When Neil was done with high school he received a scholarship from the U.S. Navy and then attended aeronautical engineering at Prude University. After his collage career he went straight into the military. In the military he was a polit during the Korean War. Once the war end the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) saw that Neil was a very skilled pilot and they asked him if he would want to be a test pilot for them. As his long career end he became a teacher. Neil Armstrong is a great example of a true American because of his military service, his service during the Apollo Missions, and later in his career in teaching collage. During his career in the military, Neil was a test pilot and test pilot. He flew 78 combat missions in the Korea war. Then for his bravery in the Korean War as a pilot he earns three medals, including the Korean Service Medal. When the war was done the Military saw how skilled Neil was so he was assigned as command pilot for space equipment. He worked as a test pilot for many experimental high speed aircraft including the X-15. Then for 2 year of his test pilot he was involved in the X-20 Dyna-Soar orbital glider program. This type of aircraft was to see what the possiabletts where for the US (United States) space program. This was a big part of America because it was a start for a hole new program. In 1962 while serving as a test pilot, Neil Armstrong was selected by NASA to

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