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History Channel Sets Daylong Tribute to Neil Armstrong

UPDATED: The cable network on Tuesday will air documentaries and movies as a way of paying its respects to the late astronaut, while Discovery will air special programming Saturday.

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History Channel will honor the late Neil Armstrong with a daylong tribute of programming on Tuesday.

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Starting at 8 a.m., the network will feature a daylong programming event featuring films including Failure is Not an Option and documentary efforts looking at the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Set to be included in the event are two airings of Moonshot, which features original NASA footage transferred to high definition that takes viewers on the eight-day round-trip to space; and Tech Effect: Apollo 11, which explores the technology that helped make Armstrong's epic moon walk possible.

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A full schedule follows. Armstrong died Saturday. He was 82.

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

Updated: Discovery will also pay its respects to Armstrong on Saturday with the premiere of One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute, scheduled to bow at 8 p.m., with an encore slated for 10 p.m. on Science. Additional Armstrong-themed programming will supplement the special. 

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