History Channel to honor Neil Armstrong today


The History Channel is scheduled to honor the memory of the late Neil Armstrong all day today, with programming looking at his life and accomplishments. Armstrong was an American astronaut and the first person to walk on the moon.

The network has already begun its day of tribute, per the Hollywood Reporter, which started with the feature film Failure is Not an Option. Other offerings include documentary efforts looking at the Apollo 11 moon landing, two airings of Moonshot, which features original NASA footage transferred to high definition that takes watchers on the eight-day round-trip into outer space, and Tech Effect: Apollo 11, which looks at the technology that made Armstrong's historic walk into the history books possible.

A full schedule follows. 

8-10 a.m. – Failure Is Not an Option
10 a.m.-noon – Moonshot
Noon-12:30 p.m. – Our Generation: Apollo 11: The Moon Landing
12:30-1 p.m.  – Tech Effect: Apollo 11
1-2 p.m.  – Modern Marvels: Apollo 11
2-4 p.m.  – Failure Is Not an Option
4-6 p.m.  – Moonshot

Armstrong died Saturday, at 82 years of age.

According to his New York Times obituary:

"His family said in a statement that the cause was “complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.” He had undergone heart bypass surgery this month in Cincinnati, near where he lived. His recovery had been going well, according to those who spoke with him after the surgery, and his death came as a surprise to many close to him, including his fellow Apollo astronauts. The family did not say where he died."


Written by: Hamatosan
Aug 28th, 2012, 5:27 am

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