The First Man on the Moon

Homerun – The First Man on the Moon

Under the presidency of JFK or John F. Kennedy, one of his endeavors was to land man on the moon. Both JFK and NASA were certain that United States is ready for endeavor. This brought about Apollo 11 mission wherein they aim to land men on the moon and bring them back home safely. Apollo 11 set off on July 16, 1969 with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin Aldrin as astronauts onboard.

It took Armstrong and Aldrin four days to land on the moon while they left Collins behind to make experiments and take photos. On July 20, Armstrong officially became the first man on the moon. Armstrong and Aldrin walked around the moon for hours, left the American flag and a sign on the moon, and brought home some stones and dirt from the moon.

Here are some information about Neil Armstrong – the first man on the moon:

 

  • He was born on August 5, 1930 and he passed away on August 25, 2012. He was 82.
  • He was born in Ohio.
  • He was a university professor at the University of Cincinnati for eight years, an aerospace engineer, a test pilot, and a naval aviator.
  • Apollo 11 was his second and last spaceflight mission.
  • His first spaceflight mission was Gemini 8.
  • He became a spokesperson of numerous big businesses including Chrysler, Bankers Association of America, and General Time Corporation.
  • After his NASA retirement, he became a member of the board of directors of businesses such as Marathon Oil, Cinergy, United Airlines, AIL Systems, Learjet, Taft Broadcasting, Eaton Corporation, and Thiokol.
  • He was also a voice actor as Dr. Jack Morrow in a Quantum Quest animated film.
  • Many parties tried to convince him to run for public office but he refused.