DISCOVERY CHANNEL CELEBRATES THE EPIC LIFE OF NEIL ARMSTRONG WITH
ONE GIANT LEAP: A NEIL ARMSTRONG TRIBUTE
The sun set on one of mankind’s greatest pioneers with the recent passing of Neil Armstrong on August 25, 2012. In celebration of Armstrong’s life and innumerable contributions to space exploration, Discovery Channel will air this special premiere, featuring footage from Neil Armstrong’s last public appearance. The programme 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.
ONE GIANT LEAP: A NEIL ARMSTRONG TRIBUTE showcases the tremendous impact Neil Armstrong made on the world and his legacy to space exploration. Told through poignant, personal interviews with Armstrong, it also includes archived Apollo footage discovered in 2006 that may be televised for the first time as well as interviews with his Apollo 11 crew mates conducted following Armstrong’s death and their perspective on the future of manned space missions.