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 holding himself in the limelight and notoriously avoiding interviews, which led some to question him.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, however, speculated earlier this year during an episode of his StarTalk podcasts.
He told the audience, "Neil Armstrong was not sociable, he was a very quiet man and was not looking for 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.
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The Apollo 11 crew in 1969
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"This is what has been captured."
NASA astronaut Mike Massimino was a guest on the show and gave his own verdict.
He added, "When I met Neil for the first time, he stood up in front of us and it was like meeting our hero.
" He's the man, right? But he's up there and it seemed he was almost painfully shy, as if it was hard for him to talk.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Mike Massimino
He talked about test flying and how important is that and how hardworking one must be and how much he loved it.
"After he finished, we came to the questions and answers and asked him what it was like on the moon.
"But until then, he conveyed his message and was almost sorely feared but he loved so much what he did, what he concentrated on. "
Tyson squeezed, "Do you think NASA chose him first on the Moon because he does not seek commercials?
"If she got a great 'look at me, I'm on the moon' guy, he would say," Here's my book about me on the moon "and" Here's my talk show and interview
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] Mr Massimino agreed shortly before adding why e He had changed his mind.
He stated, "I think that the I chose someone who is humble.
"Actually, maybe I thought so at first, but lately, in recent years, I've changed my thinking.
"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."
Mr. Massimino rounded out his point of view for the spectators, explaining NASA chose the best man
He continued, "Whether he was social or not, whether he was shy or not, whatever those personality traits were.
" He was the right man, because he understood what was happening, he wanted to focus 100 percent on this job, not be distracted I really think he was not selected for his personality, but because he was the right man for the job. "