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Old 01-09-2018, 12:07 PM
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Movie - "First Man" - story of Neil Armstrong - 11 Oct 2018

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Own Gleiberman provides a review in Variety of a forthcoming
movie entitled "First Man" by director Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
where Ryan Gosling plays Neil Armstrong :-

Trailers :-

The film will be released in Australia on 11 October 2018.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:01 AM
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Thanks , it will be a good movie and I for one are looking forward to it .

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Old 02-09-2018, 09:11 PM
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I read the book 9 years ago and enjoyed it immensely, a story of an incredible life’s journey of a remarkable human being
Armstrong was one of a kind, a farm kid from Wapakoneta Ohio who became the first human being to walk on another celestial body almost 50 years ago

I recently visited the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida which was an incredible experience. All the Apollo Saturn 5 Moon hardware on show was awinspiring and the Apollo Project still remains the greatest engineering feat the world has ever seen
To put men on top of the Saturn 5 rocket (a precisely controlled 7.5 million pound atomic explosion) and send them out of earth orbit on a precise trajectory to an orbiting moon calculated with slide rules and primitive computers at a speed of 40,000 km/hr in the late 1960s is nothing more than astonishing.
Armstrong was the “first man” and he was simply meant to be !!
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Old 05-09-2018, 11:31 PM
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To put men on top of the Saturn 5 rocket (a precisely controlled 7.5 million pound atomic explosion)

The Saturn 5 Rocket was / is an awesome piece of human engineering but a point of order, the fuel for the rocket was not nuclear. The 1st stage fuel was Kerosene and Liquid Oxygen. Stages 2 and 3 were powered by Liquid Hydrogen and Liquid Oxygen.
Being pedantic I know but we have to have some historical accuracy for what was one of Mans' crowning achievements. The bravery of all the astronauts and cosmonauts involved in the space race is not to be taken lightly.
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The term “atomic” was merely a figure of speech to dramatise the event for those not familiar with the Apollo program (GenY etc )
I grew up in the 60s and followed all the Apollo missions as a tv astronaut, news paper clippings, books, models etc etc
As you know the 5 x F1 engines on stage 1 ( inboard engine fixed and four outer engines gimballed ) were fuelled with RP1 ( kerosene ) and LOX (liquid oxygen) and only burned for 3.5 minutes producing 160 million horsepower at sea level but didn’t want to describe the event with to much technical data
Yes totally agree these men were extremely brave and we should all admire their bravery.Their bravery was instilled in them when they joined the Airforce, Navy and Marines flying combat missions over Korea, training as test pilots , ejecting out of their seats , trying to land on no engines etc... they were chosen for their previous flying experience for the Mercury program and later in the Gemini program, they trained so well for failures that is removed most of the fear factor out of their consciousness otherwise nobody would volunteer for such a dangerous job
Anyway the book “First Man” is a enthralling read and hopefully the producers of the movie do it justice !!
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Think of all the people who won't be watching this movie, because they believe there was no landing.
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Old 09-09-2018, 01:59 PM
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I can't wait to see this!

Have watched some great documentaries on Netflix lately - shadow of the moon, last man on the moon etc.

Also really enjoyed "Mars", the part-documentary part-sci-fi series about colonizing Mars.
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