Armstrong (2019): Don’t accept imitations.

I found some time last night to watch this documentary. I must confess I had some trepidations about it, but ended quite pleased with the final product. The outstanding footage comes together with a very measured screenplay, thankfully not too hagiographic. In short, it has all “First Man” lacks.

I kinda like this alternative movie poster. Is it me or Neil, in the X-15’s late-model MC-2 pressure suit, looked a lot like Yuri Gagarin?

4 thoughts on “Armstrong (2019): Don’t accept imitations.

  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I haven’t seen it yet, but I intend to soon.
    You’re right, Neil Armstrong looks a lot like Yuri Gagarin in that poster.
    Knowing your expertise on helmets and such, the following might be of interest.
    Test pilot Billie Flynn explains what makes the F-35 helmet so cool:-
    “The dark visor is just to make us look cool”!
    Cost per helmet is about $400 K (Low rate initial production figure).
    You could buy 4 Patek Philippe watches for that.

  2. I just started watching the series “For All Mankind”. The premise is an alternate history depicting “what would have happened if the global space race had never ended”. This is after the Soviet Union succeeds in the first Moon landing. I’m only on episode 2, but so far I like it. Very good production values.

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