Neil Armstrong has just died. He was the first man to walk on the moon. Who can forget his famous words when he landed there.
Did you know that Neil Armstrong flew more than 200 different types of aircraft in his career. From a very simple Aeronca champ (his first lesson as a pilot) to the most advanced experimental aircraft ever built (the spaceship that took him to the moon and back).
Clearly, Armstrong was fascinated with flight from an early age. From playing with toy airplanes when he was a toddler to his first airplane ride when he was just six years old (in a Ford Tri-Motor). When he was eight years old, he was building model airplanes. Then when he was just 15, he had saved up enough money working at a local store in his home town of Wapakoneta, Ohio, to be able to begin taking flying lessons.
Armstrong later joined the U.S. Navy, so he could fly. He progressed through flying fighter jets, and then at the National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (which would become NASA), where he flew many different kinds of propeller, jet and rocket-powered aircraft.
Then in 1969, at the age of 39, he flew and landed the spaceship Eagle on the surface of the moon.
By the way, the famous words he spoke were "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong was a true hero for the world. He will be missed.
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