‘Armstrong’ documentary showing July 19 at Air Force museum theater

Published: Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 12:00 AM


            ‘Armstrong’ depicts the life story of the space pioneer from his childhood in rural Ohio to his first steps on the moon and beyond. (Contributed graphic)
‘Armstrong’ depicts the life story of the space pioneer from his childhood in rural Ohio to his first steps on the moon and beyond. (Contributed graphic)

The Air Force Museum Foundation will present the documentary “Armstrong” July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Air Force Museum Theatre, inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. One of the filmmakers will be the guest speaker.

“Armstrong” is a dramatic and emotional documentary that features never-before-seen family home-movie footage along with still and moving images that chronicle Neil Armstrong’s incredible life. With the support of the Armstrong family, including his two sons, Rick and Mark, the film details his near-death experiences as a fighter pilot in Korea, his test pilot days, the drama and excitement of the Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 missions, and the challenges that followed his extraordinary fame.

According to Director David Fairhead, “Telling this story is a documentary filmmaker’s dream. When Neil made his small step onto the lunar surface, it marked his transformation from mere man to global celebrity – something he spent the rest of his life trying to avoid. Through the testimony of colleagues, friends and family we outline his achievements and tell the seemingly familiar, yet little known tale of the First Man on the Moon.”

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“Armstrong” depicts the life story of this space pioneer from his childhood in rural Ohio to his first steps on the moon and beyond.

Tickets are $12 each, $10 for Air Force Museum Foundation members and military. Tickets are available at https://airforcemuseum.centeredgeonline.com/movie/buyticketswithdate/75/07-19-2019 or by calling 937-656-9631.

The goal of the Living History Series is to “educate, honor and inspire.” The Air Force Museum Store is operated by the Air Force Museum Foundation Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) private, non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness in support of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. For more information on the Air Force Museum Foundation, visit http://www.afmuseum.com/. The Air Force Museum Foundation is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world’s largest military aviation museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.