Neil Armstrong’s Resume: the Man So Introverted He Flew to the Moon to Get Away #infographic

Neil Armstrong’s Resume: the Man So Introverted He Flew to the Moon to Get Away #infographic

At the end of Apollo 11, there's a scene where Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins make a TV broadcast.

"We want to thank all the Americans who created the spacecraft, who engineered, built, tested, and put their heart and talents into the crafts," Armstrong says.

His appreciation is well earned. Returning to Earth 400,000 men and women worked tirelessly to support Moon landing. We tend to forget about them-but Neil Armstrong has never. Over the years he has redirected all attention and recognition to those unofficial leaders of the Apollo Project.

Notwithstanding this, he was propelled into instant-stardom by the Moon landing. Yet unlike Buzz Aldrin, Armstrong never took it upon himself. He firmly believed he hadn't deserved the attention.

What was he up to then? Although at the spotlight Aldrin enjoyed his time, Armstrong resigned from NASA, moving to a farm in Ohio to get away from it all. He finally stopped giving interviews, or almost exclusively making public appearances.

This gave him the reputation of being "silent, almost to a fault" and "painfully shy." Some even believed that he was standoffish, arrogant or ungrateful.

Neil Armstrong’s Resume: the Man So Introverted He Flew to the Moon to Get Away #infographic

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