On July 20, 1969, NASA ended the seemingly impossible Apollo 11 mission to bring the first two men – Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin – to the moon. Armstrong wrote history, leaped from the Landing Eagle, and delivered his legendary "one small step" speech to millions of fearful humans who look back on Earth. The deceased astronaut became a sensation overnight after he buried the US flag in the lunar surface and ended the space race with the Soviet Union.
Upon his return to Earth, Armstrong was questioned by the public for withdrawing from the limelight and notoriously avoiding interviews, causing some to question him.
However, Neil deGrasse Tyson speculated earlier this year during an episode of his StarTalk podcasts, confirming that this was a natural behavior for Armstrong.
He told the audience in July, "Neil Armstrong was not sociable, he was a very quiet man and was not seeking advertising.
"He was not the life of the party, but sometimes the people sit who are not the life of the party and do nothing.
"He sits there in his head to find out things, it is the active mind of a troubled brain of the engineer.
This is what was captured."
The other NASA astronaut, Mr. Massimino, was a guest on the show and gave his own verdict.
He added, "When I met Neil the first time, he stood up in front of us and it was like meeting our hero."
He is the man, right? But he stands up there and it seemed like he was almost painfully shy, as if it was hard for him to talk.
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"Do you think they thought it through?"
Mr. Massimino agreed shortly before adding Why he had changed his mind.
He stated, "I think they have chosen someone who is humble.
"Actually, I thought so at first, but lately, in recent years, I've changed my thinking about it.
"Because I think that's almost too much thought."
"I really think what they saw was that this was the right man to land on the moon."