(PHOTO: Moonfaker Neil Armstrong (1930-2012). Supposedly the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.
Astronot Neil Armstrong -- supposedly the first man on the moon -- was totally opposite to Wernher von Braun in personality. Neil kept a very, very low profile and that probably saved his life.
Here is a quote from an authorized biography of Neil Armstrong:
"When Neil started as a professor at the University of Cincinnati in 1970, news executives from the area's radio, TV, and print media were summoned to a downtown restaurant to hear an ultimatum: They were not to request interviews with the space hero who would be living in their midst, because none would be granted; they were to totally ignore his presence and not consider it legitimate news.
"Amazingly, the group agreed -- with one exception. Lawrence H. Rogers, then head of Taft Broadcasting Corporation, owners of a chain of television and radio stations in the region, howled in protest.
"The reason they gave was that Neil had no secretary and would be overwhelmed with requests.