A Star Certificate for Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong: the first man to walk on the moon
On August 5th of 1930, Neil was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He was a Pilot at 16 and a naval cadet at 17 years old. Soon he became an astronaut and mastered different aircrafts. He was also the first man to ever walk on the moon and always will be.
Neil Armstrong received several commemorations and medals during his life. The most outstanding were The Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969, the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1978 and most recently The Congressional Gold Medal in 2009.
To name a star after someone as important as Neil Armstrong is a must for human history.
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Why does Neil Armstrong deserve his own star?
We could say that Neil Armstrong deserves a star more than any of us as he has been closer to it! The astronaut who set the first step on the moon for humankind surely deserves his own star.
He was so devoted to his work that he created the famous phrase: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Neil was so aware of the significance of this moment for the planet and its inhabitants and he was so proud of being there. However, it’s not just that, Neil represented determination, discipline and passion for his work all his life.
The life of Neil Armstrong
The determination of Neil was already seen in his early childhood. He obtained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America, the highest rank in the organization.
Armstrong served as a naval aviator in the early 50s. He fought in the Korean War and was awarded three Air Medals; he even was shot down two times during his time in service.
In 1955, he joined NACA, later to be known as National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). He really knew it all when it came to flying different planes and aircrafts. It was in 1962 when he joined the space program in its second group of astronauts.
Neil resigned from NASA in 1971. He subsequently spent the next years trying to give some of the knowledge he experimented to the next generations. He also worked as a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati.
Neil Armstrong later days
After NASA and teaching at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, Neil ended up as chairman of Computing Technologies for Aviation, Inc. He also served in other world organizations to ensure a better planet for the rest of us.
He obtained a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University and he also studied in Southern California and received a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering.
In addition, he was part of the Peace Corps as Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee. He was committed to humankind and he dedicated part of his life to gathering knowledge and trying to pass it along to younger people.
On August 25th, 2012, the commandant of the Apollo XI died of a surgery complication. We will wait in the name of Armstrong for the next human on the moon and the next big step for humankind.
Neil Armstrong was awarded by 17 countries. Without a doubt this gives us a glimpse of the importance of Neil not only to the United States of America but also to the whole world. He is a symbol of perseverance, dedication and a true believer of his dreams.
There is need for brave people in this world and acknowledging heroes such as Neil Armstrong gives us a complete perspective on how to act against lack of courage and the barriers of the mind.
Among the astronauts who were capable of commanding Apollo XI and given the first step on the moon, the honor was undoubtedly given to Neil Armstrong, a star naming hero.
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