Scott Kelly and More Astronauts on Universal’s First Man

The lunar sequences were filmed using IMAX cameras

We’ve already heard three astronauts talking about the Apollo 11 moon landing, but now IMAX has released another video in which former astronauts Scott Kelly, Garrett Reisman, and Peggy Whitson talk about the event that is depicted in Universal PicturesFirst Man.

IMAX has been exploring space with NASA since 1979. Its cameras have accompanied NASA astronauts to space 24 times, and during these trips, more than 145 astronauts have been trained to use the camera. The lunar sequences of First Man were filmed using IMAX cameras.

On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash, La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and star Ryan Gosling reteam for Universal Pictures’ First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969.

A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

Jason Clarke, Claire Foy, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas co-star in the October 12 release.

Written by Academy Award winner Josh Singer (Spotlight), the drama is produced by Wyck Godfrey & Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars) through their Temple Hill Entertainment banner, alongside Chazelle. Steven Spielberg, Isaac Klausner, Adam Merims and Singer executive produce. DreamWorks Pictures co-finances the film.

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