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Neil Armstrong

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Neil A. Armstrong
Born 1930s.
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Died 2010s.
Armstrong-1400 created 29 Nov 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 15 Sep 2017
16:40: Tom Bredehoft edited the Biography for Neil Armstrong. (Add to biography) [Thank Tom for this]
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Categories: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana | Astronauts | NASA Astronauts | X-15 Pilot | Gemini Astronauts | Apollo Astronauts | Eagle Scout | Notables.

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He is the son of Stephen Armstrong and Viola Engel. Neil was the first man on the Moon. He is quoted as saying "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." [1]

At 10 he started working at the cemetery cutting grass so he could earn the money for a model airplane. At 14 he was working 3 jobs at 40 cents an hour to save up for flying lessons. At 16 instead of learning to drive like his buddies, he earned his pilot's license and hitched a ride home so he could tell his parents. At 30 he was testing the X 15 rocket plane and 199 others, they still did not turn out to be enough for his dreams. It was when he was 39 that he got what he was looking for. That is when he floated down the ladder and set foot on the moon. Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 66-67, Harper Collins Publishing [2]

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  1. Entered by Tom Bredehoft, Nov 29, 2011
  2. Contributed by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy

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On 15 Sep 2017 at 00:55 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

At 10 he started working at the cemetery cutting grass so he could earn the money for a model airplane. At 14 he was working 3 jobs at 40 cents an hour to save up for flying lessons. At 16 instead of learning to drive like his buddies, he earned his pilot's license and hitched a ride home so he could tell his parents. At 30 he was testing the X 15 rocket plane and 199 others, they still did not turn out to be enough for his dreams. It was when he was 39 that he got what he was looking for. That is when he floated down the ladder and set foot on the moon.

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 66-67, Harper Collins Publishing

On 6 Aug 2017 at 08:40 GMT Lianne (Irwin) Trevarthen wrote:

There is an image that might be considered to use for him...

at https://www.digitalnz.org/records/146222?search%5Btab%5D=Images&search%5Btext%5D=s+armstrong&search%5Bview%5D=gallery And I see that there are a few public domain ones on Wikpedia. e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Armstrong#/media/File:Neil_Armstrong_pose.jpg which would be good to attach.

On 28 Jul 2017 at 19:15 GMT Russ Gunther wrote:

Hello Tom,

Please add Category: Eagle Scout

to Neil Armstrong's biography. Thank you

On 10 Jan 2017 at 14:36 GMT Gilbert Allan Davis wrote:

You could add the categories of Astronauts, NASA Astronauts, and X-15 Pilot.

On 3 Jul 2016 at 16:10 GMT Natalie (Durbin) Trott wrote:

You could add the category of Category: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

On 6 Nov 2014 at 02:06 GMT Doug Lockwood wrote:

On 17 Jan 2012 at 18:19 GMT Tom Bredehoft wrote:

Neil was the first man on the Moon. He is quoted as saying "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."



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