Ryan Gosling will portray Neil Armstrong ,the first man to step foot on the moon, in the film "First Man". Based on the book "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by James Hansen, the film will be released in October. I very much enjoy books and films about real people so you all know I had to tell you about this one! "Apollo 13" is one of my favorite movies. Even though that was more of a "rescue" kind of film, it showed how dangerous it really was trying to get those astronauts back to Earth, and then, the joy at doing so! The book "Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13" by Jim Lovell is one I highly recommend! (Remember when Neil Armstrong came by to comfort Jim Lovell's family? I know they take liberties during films but I can just bet that he did this!)
When he first stepped on the moon, Neil Armstrong was supposed to say " That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind"... but he left out the "a" or it wasn't picked up or something and somehow, just leaving that out, it gave it more, I am not sure, more feeling somehow. Not just one man, but all of mankind being with him. I will never forget the thrill of hearing these words from him on that hot night on July 20, 1969...
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Imagine what it must have been like for the astronauts to see the Earth from the moon. If you look at the NASA photos now, you will see their marvelous photos from the Space Station. I highly recommend that you do so! Would you like a link to the best photos from space from 2017? Sure you would! Here it is...best astronaut photos from 2017.