Essay about Compare contrast

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Compare and Contrast

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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Columbus wanted to find a new passage to Asia from Spain, but ended up on and island they named San Salvador, in the Bahamas. Apollo 11 was the space flight that Neil Armstrong comanded that would land the first humans on the moon. They carried equipment and supplies to help them with thier journey, but unlike Columbus's ships, Apollo 11 was not armed for battle, and only carried three men, instead of onehundred and twenty men. The Spaceship was fueld by rocket boosters, where Columbus's ships used wind in the ships sales to move the ship. Neil Armstrong, along with America was in a competition to beat the Soviet Union to space and be the first humans on the moon. He risked his life on a four day trip to be the first man on the moon, and bring pride to his country. He risked having his spacecraft malfunction, lossing communication with earth, and running out of fuel, resulting in a mission falure. But he had new technologies to help the mission go smother such as new compouter software, freeze dried food, and new spacesuits. Christopher Columbus was in a race against other European countries and Portugal to find a new traiding route to Asia that took a total of about thirty seven days to even see land. Columbus risked the lives of his crew and himslef on rough sea waters, and enemeys attacking his ships. He also took the risk of bringing back nothing to show for his voyage such as riches or an amazing discovery. To help with Columbus's journey, he had new ships

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