||Can you imagine traveling in a
spaceship to a far, far away place like the moon? Many
decades ago, on July 20, 1969, with the Apollo 11 mission,
the United States landed a spacecraft on the moon. The
first person to ever walk on the moon was an astronaut who
as a young boy was fascinated with airplanes and flying,
making his own toy plane models. He wanted so very much to
learn to fly, that he took part-jobs to pay for flying
lessons. He took a job helping to make doughnuts. By the
time he was fifteen years old, he did not yet have his
driving license, but he got his flying license. Who was
this astronaut? Meet Neil Armstrong, the commander of the
Apollo 11 mission who was an aerospace engineer, a naval
aviator, an experimental test pilot, and a university
professor. Learn more about Neilís life and find out how
very hard it was to train to become an astronaut. Learn
what a risky mission it was for these brave astronauts to
travel to the moon. (May Harn Liu,
|SUBJECTS: Armstrong, Neil, -- 1930-2012 --
Astronauts -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Astronauts -- Biography.
Armstrong, Neil, -- 1930-2012.