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Neil Armstrong

by Mary Ann Kelley

Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon while talking to Houston

Neil Armstrong is known for being the first person to walk on the moon. He was an American astronaut in the Apollo space program credited with saying, "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind" as he stepped on the moon from the lunar lander.

Born - August 5, 1930

Died - August 25, 2012

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Armstrong Air & Space Museum  (Y,M,O,T)
The museum shares the story of Neil Armstrong and all other Ohioans who have attempted to defy gravity, the Space Race, and current space exploration. The museum itself is designed to resemble a futuristic moon base.The museum features many one-of-a-kind artifacts including the Gemini VIII spacecraft, Neil Armstrong's Gemini and Apollo spacesuits, and an Apollo 11 moon rock. The museum is also home to two full-size aircraft, both of which were flown by Mr. Armstrong.

Neil Armstrong - Aviation Pioneer Lesson Plan  (O)

Neil Armstrong Lesson Plan  (M)
Mini unit for middle grades

The Great Moon Hoax  (M,O)
NASA's detailed rebuttal to the charge that the lunar landing was a hoax.

Neil Armstrong Biography (NASA)  (Y,M,O,T)

Celebrate the Century: Search the Web for U.S. History of the 1960s  (Y,M,O,T)
Students can research the stories behind the stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service. These stamps commemorate the people, places, events, and trends of the 1960s. Explore Web sites include: Neil Armstrong's first steps on the moon, Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, introduction of the Ford Mustang, and Roger Maris's 61st home run. Also includes an Internet scavenger hunt.

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