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Neil Armstrong is remembered on The History Channel
The History Channel will devote Tuesday's programming to Apollo 11 and Neil Armstrong -- who died Saturday at the age of 82 -- the network just announced. Here's the lineup, with program notes appended.
8-10 a.m. – Failure Is Not an Option [based on Gene Kranz, the Mission Control flight director's book of the same name; Kranz was played by Ed Harris in "Apollo 13."]
10 a.m.-noon – Moonshot ["...Life behind the scenes and edge-of-your-seat moments in space are dramatized in a film that stretches from the crew's earliest days at NASA to the moment when Neil Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped on the Moon."]
Noon-12:30 p.m. – Our Generation: Apollo 11: The Moon Landing ["...It was a tumultuous time for an embattled generation, but for one brief and shining moment, there was unity and wonderment at the great potential of mankind."]
12:30-1 p.m. – Tech Effect: Apollo 11 ["...In this episode of Tech Effect, the culmination of the remarkable technological advancements of that decade are explored in the context of the lunar landing."]
1-2 p.m. – Modern Marvels: Apollo 11 ["...We forced the technology of the time to the bitter edge – engineering, metallurgy, communications, computing – all these and more were driven to their limits for this grand adventure."]
2-4 p.m. – Failure Is Not an Option
4-6 p.m. – Moonshot