'Last Man on the Moon' Filmmakers Team to Tell First Man's Story in 'Armstrong'

Space.com | 12/6/2018 | Staff
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"Aviator, astronaut, husband, father, reluctant hero" — that is how a new documentary describes its title subject, the first man to step foot on the moon.

"Armstrong," from Tin Goose Films, aims to tell the story of Neil Armstrong, from his youth to his command of the first lunar landing and what came after his return to Earth. The feature film, now in production, is due out in the spring.

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On Dec. 6, 1998, astronauts on the space shuttle Endeavour officially began the construction of the International Space Station. Mission STS-88 was the first shuttle mission to the space station. It brought along the first American component of the orbiting laboratory, an 18-foot-long module called the Unity Node, or Node 1, By the time the Unity node went to space, Russia's first space station component, the Zarya module, had already been in orbit for a couple weeks. So the STS-88 crew brought Unity to Zarya and connected the two components in orbit.

To bring Armstrong's life to the screen, Haviland has partnered again with the filmmakers behind "Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo" and "The Last Man on the Moon," the latter a 2014 documentary about Apollo 17 astronaut Gene Cernan. Tin Goose Films unites Haviland Digital, Mark Stewart Productions and Hays Films.

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David Fairhead, who directed 2017's "Mission Control," is helming "Armstrong." Tim Craig, who shot "Last Man on the Moon," is cinematographer, with help from air-to-air photographer John Dibbs ("Mercury 13"). Gareth Dodds, who worked on both space films, joins Haviland as a producer.

Apollo 11 astronaut Mike Collins in Tin Goose Films' documentary "Armstrong," coming in Spring 2019.

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Unlike "Last Man," which was filmed with Cernan's full participation prior to his death in 2017, "Armstrong" is being made without the benefit of its subject. Neil Armstrong died in 2012 at the...
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