An upcoming documentary about Neil Armstrong will utlize rare home videos shot by Armstrong himself and footage from NASA to tell the celebrated astronaut’s life story.
“Armstrong” is in production and will launch next spring to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
Armstrong, who died in 2012, remained largely out of the public eye and was in many respects a reluctant hero, but audio from his infrequent interviews will be used to provide a narrative thread to the film.
The film will cover Armstrong’s early days at the space agency, the drama and excitement of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions, his near-death experiences as a U.S. Navy fighter pilot in Korea and as an experimental test pilot, and the challenges that eventually came with his extraordinary celebrity.
The producers of the documentary, Tin Goose Films, are well-versed in the subject of space exploration, having made feature documentaries, “The Last Man on the Moon” and “Mission Control: The Unseen Heroes of Apollo.”
Read the story at Variety.
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