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Neil Armstrong
(Born 1930)

    Neil Armstrong was the first man to land on the Moon. Neil Armstrong's arrival on the moon was one of the most thrilling events in the history of mankind.

    Neil Armstrong was born in Ohio, USA. He was intelligent in studies from his very childhood. Celestial bodies fascinated him from his childhood and he dreamt that the moon was calling him. After studies, he joined the US navy. He worked there and then joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Neil worked in the NASA with full dedication and hard work. Later he left NASA, and remained only as consultant to it. Armstrong settled into civilian life as Professor of Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He used to work with John Glenn, the man who went into Earth's orbit.

    Our Earth is surrounded by air and beyond the belt of air is space. In the space, the celestial bodies revolve due to each other's gravity. Before leaving for the moon, Armstrong was exposed to extremes of heat and cold, strong forces of gravity, complete weightlessness, and the various other conditions, which were anticipated to be in the space and on the Moon. He learned and practiced to survive both in desert and water. He also studied geography, aviation, biology, meteorology, astronomy and astronautics.

    Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on 21st July, 1969. On stepping on the Moon his first words were, "This is one small step for man, but one giant leap for mankind." He spent two and a half hours doing experiments and collecting rocks. Neil Armstrong has become a legend.

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