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Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong were both explorers who captivated the world with their amazing explorations. Their paths shared many traits, though their discoveries were very different.
While Armstrong was the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue about four hundred years earlier to find the “new world”. While both Columbus and Armstrong had amazing explorations, Columbus made a discovery that would start mankind on a path that would make it possible for Armstrong to explore the moon. In the year 1451, Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy. As a young man he studied navigation and map making, and also sailed on ships throughout Europe and Africa.
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But unlike Armstrong, Columbus had no map and was unaware of where he was going. Armstrong coud look up in the night sky and see where he was going. Both Armstong and Columbus had very long and dangerous journeys were they risked their lives to better their countries, and no one had ever attempted to do what they did. Columbus dreamed of a round earth but could never actualy see it, Armstrong got to see the round earth with an amazing view from the moon. During the time of Columbus, exploration was a very dangerous bussiness. Disease, war, and the unknowing of what to expect were factors that made exploring very dangerous. Crews had little to no education, paid poorly, and could take no credit for any discovories that were made. Armstong and his crew were heavily educated unlike columbus's crew, and were ready for a very dangerous mission as colombus was for his mission across the Atlantic. Although Armstrong was captain of Apollo 11, his crew had an equal part in the moon landing, they were a team, and all were honord with credit for the moon landing. Columbus took the credit for discovoring the new world, but his crew did all of the work to get him to the new world. Without Colombus accidentily discoving the new world, Niel Armstrong may not of been the first man on the moon. Both these men were risk takers, but also very influential explorers who risked thier lives to go into the unknown and seek

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