New trailers for The First and First Man highlight the human cost of spaceflight

This fall, audiences may find their options for stories about spaceflight a little confusing as there are two similarly named and styled projects on the way: the film First Man, from La La Land director Damien Chazelle, which is about the Apollo 11 mission, and Hulu’s TV series The First, from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, which is about the first mission to Mars. Coincidentally, new trailers for both projects hit the web today, and while they’re about radically different missions, they hit the same point: space pioneering has a huge cost on astronauts and those around them.

First up is The First, which follows astronaut Tom Hagerty (Sean Penn) as he and his team prepare to be the first people to explore the Red Planet. The first…

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