Neil Armstrong: Earth’s First Trip to the Stars

The hour is 10:56 p.m, EDT on July 20, 1969. The world is glued to there new portable television sets and radios, as they listen to the CAPCOM chatter on the Apollo 11 frequency, which is currently broadcasting worldwide. A sudden moment of silence envelops the globe, as all eyes and ears are focused on one man, slowly making his way down the Lunar Decent module. 5 more feet….. 4…… 3…… 2……. 1……. The radio frequency crackles: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. The NASA mission control room erupts into cheering, and the world will never be the same again.

I chose Neil Armstrong (if that isn’t obvious yet) as my eminent person because he means so much in the modern world, and is a symbol of strength, perseverance, and exploration as he was the first human ever to step foot another celestial body. His sense of curiosity is astounding and contagious, and that made me want to study him as an eminent person. He inspired me, to continue trying to achieve my goal in reaching NASA mission control, because if a normal man was able to take the first step on the moon with nothing but his wits, bravery, and courage, surely I could achieve something far lesser. Another reason I chose Neil is that there aren’t many barriers between his life and mine, so it would be easier for me to connect with him as a person. It’s nice that I will be able to study someone that is so close to my (hopefully) chosen field of study because I will then be able to learn more about how I can successfully register into the different programs, and prepare myself for the soon to be known challenges ahead.

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