‘Armstrong’ documentary set to screen at Air Force Museum Theatre

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Dayton – The Air Force Museum Foundation will present the documentary Armstrong on Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Air Force Museum TheatreTM . The Air Force Museum Theatre is located inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. One of the filmmakers will be our 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.”

Dramatic, moving and deeply human, Armstrong offers the definitive life story of this space pioneer from his childhood in rural Ohio to his first steps on the moon and beyond.

Tickets are only $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 2019 Living History Series is supported by Holiday Inn Dayton-Fairborn and the law firm Taft.

About the Air Force Museum Foundation

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.

About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 350 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

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