PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
James R. Hansen, the author of First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong (Simon and Schuster, 2005, 2012), is a two-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in History. His 1995 book Spaceflight Revolution: NASA Langley Research Center from Sputnik to Apollo was nominated for the Pulitzer by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the only time NASA ever nominated a book for the prize.
Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore in peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace. These brave men, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, know there is no hope for their recovery.
Bob Gilruth: They will be mourned by their families; they ...
After the LEM lands physically on the moon, Aldrin says "Contact light" and Armstrong says "Engine stop". In fact the contact light comes on when the lander is about 5 feet above the surface (from a strip which hangs down from the LEM's feet), and stopping the rocket engine allows the lander to fall the rest of the way, so these things were actually said immediately before the Eagle rested on the ground, not afterwards.
Near the end of the closing credits, the music is replaced by radio chatter from the mission.
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