Special Sub-Topic: Neil Armstrong
|What year was Neil Armstrong born in?|
1930. Neil Armstrong was born August 5, 1930 in Wapakoneta, Ohio. His parents' names were Stephen Koenig Armstrong and Viola Louise Engel. He had two siblings, Jean and Dean.
|Was Neil Armstrong the first man ever to take a step on the moon?|
y. Yes, Neil Armstrong was the first man ever on the moon. He went with lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin and command module pilot Michael Collins.
|What was the name of the mission that Neil Armstrong went to the moon for?|
Apollo 11. After Armstrong stepped off the spaceship, he uttered the famous words, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
|Mission Control's last words before Armstrong and his crew blasted off were good luck and what?|
Godspeed & God Speed. Leinbach said, "The weather is beautiful. America is ready to return the shuttle to flight. Good luck and Godspeed, Discovery."
|Approximately how long was Armstrong walking on the moon for?|
2 hours. Armstrong and Aldrin were on the moon for only a little over two hours. Armstrong took some of the ground powder and put it in a plastic bag, put up an American flag, and talked to President Nixon.
|Who was NOT a major influence on Neil Armstrong becoming an astronaut?|
Amelia Earhart. Neil Armstrong was influenced by the Wright Brothers because he read many books about them and always wanted to meet them, his parents because they gave him airplane model kits and allowed him to take flying lessons, and his teacher, Mr. Crites, because he loved planes and taught Neil about space.
|What was the name of the first airplane Neil Armstrong rode on?|
Tin Goose. The first plane Armstrong ever rode on was the Tin Goose, at age 6. He first saw it at the Cleveland Airport at a National Air Show. Neil and his father then went to Columbus to see it again and the pilot said that Neil could have a quick ride.
|What did Neil Armstrong do after he returned from the moon?|
Became a college teacher. After Armstrong returned, he accepted a teaching position at the University of Cincinnati in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He never returned to space.
|How old was Neil Armstrong when he received his student pilot's license?|
16. Yes, Armstrong was only 16 years old when he received his student pilot's license. In order for Neil to take flying lessons, he got a job because his parents wouldn't pay.
|Neil Armstrong has a city named after him.|
f. Neil Armstrong does not have a city named after him. However, he does have a crater on the moon named after him. There is also a Neil Aemstrong Air and Space Museum.
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