When Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on the Moon in 1969, Americans across the country were filled with pride. Most Americans from that generation remember where they were, what they were doing, and who they were with when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the Moon for the first time.
But for young Americans today, that moment is history – not a memory. First Man, a biopic about Neil Armstrong, gives a new generation the opportunity to relive the thrill of the Moon landing.
First Man may be on its way to theatrical success, but there’s also a lot to be excited about space today outside of the movie theaters. The potential of commercial space flight, the development of powerful rockets like NASA’s Space Launch System, and the revitalization of the National Space Council have grabbed the nation’s attention and turned it towards the outer limits of our universe once again.