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Image caption Neil Armstrong: An enigma until recently. Neil Armstrong is one of the most famous people in human history. When he returned from the Moon, he was feted by kings and queens, presidents and prime ministers. He was Captains America and Kirk rolled into one - with a touch of President John F Kennedy. He had the world at his feet, but instead of embracing his celebrity status he retreated from public life. The public knew little about this enigmatic man. But now we are gaining a glimpse of the real Neil. There was a sense that he was reclusive. Perhaps the experience of the lunar mission had left him somehow traumatised, because life on Earth seemed an anticlimax after the heights of reaching the Moon. Full story

20 July