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After two years of speeches, shaking hands, opening shopping malls etc Neil Armstrong left NASA in August 1971. He took a lecturing post at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, sharing his knowledge on advanced aviation. Does that make him a recluse? What would it have to do with any potential hoax anyway? All the Apollo astronauts (apart from one) were test pilots; not hungry for fame, but desired the thrill of testing new flying vehicles instead.

 armstrong the recluse?