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Discovery Channel dedicates Saturday to Neil Armstrong

Now this - another major tribute to Neil Armstrong, on the Discovery Channel this Saturday. But of particular note, the network has rushed a brand new doc on Armstrong that'll air at 8 p.m. entitled "One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute." Check out TDC program note details below...(Meanwhile, the History Channel's tribute is underway today.) Also, check out this TDC blog and the clip at the bottom of this post...

WHEN WE LEFT EARTH Special One-Hour Presentation: 7PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel Narrated by award-winning Gary Sinise, Discovery will provide a special presentation of the NASA mission that changed human history forever. Supporting the Apollo 8 astronauts are the three men who have been selected to attempt the first moon landing—Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Two missions later, NASA is ready to go for the moon. But no one knows what will happen to them when they get there. Will the lunar module sink into the dust, will the crew be attacked by “lunar germs,” will they be able to blast away from the lunar surface once the mission is complete?

ONE GIANT LEAP: A NEIL ARMSTRONG TRIBUTE U.S. Premiere: 8PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel Network Premiere: 10PM ET/PT on SCIENCE ONE GIANT LEAP: A NEIL ARMSTRONG TRIBUTE, featuring footage from Neil Armstrong’s last public appearance. The feature also offers interviews with crewmates Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, and leverages special access to the Apollo 11 archives to take viewers through the complete journey – from initial training, to moon walk, to splashdown on Earth. The special serves as a definitive exploration of the legacy of Apollo 11 and the man who was first to step foot on the moon.

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON (Documentary) on SCIENCE Encore Presentation: 8PM ET/PT IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON vividly depicts the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion of an extraordinary era in American history. Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe as American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. In The Shadow of the Moon combines archival material from the original NASA film footage and interviews with the surviving astronauts to tell the story of one of mankind's greatest achievements.

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