Many people remember Neil Armstrong as the first man to walk on the moon. But he was much more than that. He was a Naval Officer, an aerospace engineer, a test pilot, and even a university professor.
For 17 years he was an engineer, test pilot, astronaut and administrator. He tested and flew over 200 different models of aircraft. These included planes, jets, gliders, helicopters, and rockets. Of course his best known rocket flight was to the moon in Apollo 11.
Armstrong was a humble man who was a reluctant hero. He refused to speak about his accomplishments, but they speak for themselves.
Find out more about this reluctant hero in this 15-minute children's biography.
Ages 10 and up.
Reading Level: 6.8
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