NOVA presents an intimate portrait of Neil Armstrong, the first person to set foot on the moon, through interviews with Armstrong's family and friends. The film reveals his achievements as a Navy combat veteran and pioneer of high-speed flight. NOVA revisits the final moments of the Apollo 11 landing, when Armstrong brought the Eagle down safely with seconds to spare. But this modest and unassuming man regretted that he got so much credit for the team effort that the lunar landing represented. This is an inspiring story of heroic risk-taking and humble dedication to advancing humanity's adventure in space.
Watch First Man on the Moon on NOVA, tonight at 9pm on WGBH 2.