A true American hero passed away this week. And if you are too young to remember this space pioneer, you owe it to yourself and your family to tune in to One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute premiering Saturday at 8 p.m. on the Discovery Channel with an Encore presentation later that night at 10 p.m. on the Science Network.
In celebration of Armstrong’s life and innumerable contributions to space exploration, Discovery Channel and SCIENCE will air the special premiere presentations, featuring footage from Neil Armstrong’s last public appearance. The program 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.
Sandi Berg is also a freelance journalist and writes about television for several magazines including Written By (Writer's Guild of America), Life After 50 and Whole Life Times Magazine.