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Unformatted text preview: because he was an astronaut who was a warrior in his field. He began his career as a naval aviator, which is something I plan to do after college. After fighting in Korea, countless training, and test piloting for our military, he eventually came into the USAF and NASA to be an astronaut. He was chosen to be in space for the Gemini VIII mission and after accomplishing the first docking with another space vehicle (an unmanned Agena craft), he saved his crew after a malfunction of the craft. He was also the first man to walk onto the moon, which served as a huge spirit riser and ego booster for the United States in the late 20 th Century. Thanks to Armstrong and his crew, the US could claim fame of winning the space race by putting men on the moon and jamming a flag onto it....
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2011 for the course ENG 104 taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '10 term at Virginia Tech.
- Fall '10