First Man

Cameo Cinema St Helena, CA


Jay Trimble

Computer scientist, NASA Intelligent Systems Division, Ames Research Center;


Brandon R. Brown

Professor of Physics & Astronomy at the University of San Francisco; Author of "The Apollo Chronicles"

First Man— Houston, we have a future

NASA shuttle mission controller Jay Trimble and physicist Brandon Brown, author of the upcoming book The Apollo Chronicles, discuss 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. Presented as part of the 2019 National Week of Science on Screen.

Cameo Cinema St Helena, CA

Film Synopsis

The riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the cost—on Armstrong, his family, his colleagues, the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award®-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam to tell the story behind the first manned mission to the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 flight. A visceral and intimate account told from Armstrong’s perspective, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the film explores triumph, sacrifice, and leading under the pressure of grace and tragedy.

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