Neil Armstrong was born on 5 August 1930 in Ohio, USA. He had dreamed of becoming a pilot during an air show in childhood. Neil Armstrong obtained a pilot’s license at the age of just 15. He also earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in aerospace engineering. In college, when he had the opportunity to join the US Army, he accepted and also participated in the Korea War. Neil Armstrong became a test pilot after completing his studies. Their job was to check new airplanes. In his life, he tested over 200 airplanes.
Neil Armstrong went to space for the first time on 16 March 1966
In the year 1960, NASA prepared a mission to take Mavan to space and it needed experienced pilots. One of the veteran pilots selected for this was Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong went to space for the first time on 16 March 1966.
He was accompanied by David Scott. Both of them went to space under Gemini 8 mission. In a meeting in 1969, it was decided that Neil Armstrong would be launched to the moon. He got the opportunity to land on the lunar surface for the first time due to his section and calm nature. After many years of hard work, the Apollo 11 spacecraft made its flight on 16 July 1969.
Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were also present in this spacecraft along with Neil Armstrong
On July 21, 1969, 5 days after the flight took off, Neil Armstrong achieved the distinction of being the first person to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong was the first in the world and Buzz Aldrin was the second person to step on the moon. Both of them spent 21 hours on the moon. The spacecraft from which he was sent to the moon was named Eagle. On 24 July, they all returned to the earth. Neil Armstrong died on this day (25 August 2012).