Tag Archives: Neil Armstrong

Apollo 11: 50 Years On

On 16th July 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin blasted off in a Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy in Florida, headed for the Moon. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin – in their lunar … Continue reading

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Film review: Apollo 11

Next month will see the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and in commemoration, two documentary films have been made: Armstrong, which comes out next month, and Apollo 11, which was just released in the UK. I had … Continue reading

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Talking First Man

Last Friday, Rachel Wagner and I recorded a video together again – our twentieth video together, in fact –┬áto discuss the recent Neil Armstrong biopic First Man. Though we agreed on some aspects, our overall opinions of the film were … Continue reading

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Film review: First Man

Directed by La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle, First Man is a biopic of test pilot and astronaut Neil Armstrong, based on the biography of the same name written by James R. Hansen. I’d read the book, and I love anything … Continue reading

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First Man: Trailer Review

This weekend, the trailer for First Man was released. Not to be confused with Early Man, the Aardman animated film about cavemen that was released earlier this year, this particular film is a biopic of astronaut Neil Armstrong, based on … Continue reading

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