Trailer: 20th century’s greatest technical achievement goes Hollywood in First Man

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“Are you sure?” we hear Ryan Gosling, as Neil Armstrong, ask his wife Janet (portrayed by The Crown‘s Claire Foy).

“Yeah,” she replies meekly, grabbing for her husband’s hand. “[It’ll] be an adventure.”

Director Damien Chazelle’s First Man, a film focused on Neil Armstrong’s journey to becoming the first human to set foot on the Moon, doesn’t launch into theaters until October 12. But this weekend, Universal revealed the first trailer—and boy, do Chazelle and company know how to set the stakes.

The idea of sending to humans to the lunar surface somehow feels ho-hum today; even as the US is shifting its near-term goals from Mars to the Moon again. But back in the 1960s, human spaceflight remained an area of simultaneous wonder and worry. The hell of Apollo 1 in particular weighed heavily, still fresh on everyone’s minds from a mere two years earlier.