WASHINGTON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--National Geographic honors the life and legacy of visionary astronaut John Glenn during tonight’s episode of MARS. The episode, “Darkest Days,” will open with a short tribute spot with a longer version that will air throughout the week. Both spots will be on air and online on National Geographic's website, YouTube page, Facebook page and Twitter page.
“John Glenn's pioneering spirit and sense of exploration embody everything we stand for as a brand”
"John Glenn's pioneering spirit and sense of exploration embody everything we stand for as a brand," says Christopher Albert, EVP of Communications and Talent at National Geographic. "Without John, I don't think we would have had a series like MARS, so it's our honor to pay a small tribute to someone who did so much to expand our horizons to the world beyond."
Below are the shorter- and longer-version spots, both in low and high
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Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars. Follow the first human mission to Mars, set in 2033, as the crew struggles to safely land on and colonize the planet. Tracing the thrilling quest to make Mars home, National Geographic presents a new breed of programming, blending cinema-quality scripted drama set in the future with documentary sequences that features current space-technology pioneers. The season finale airs Monday, Dec. 19, at 9/8c.
MARS is produced by Imagine Entertainment and RadicalMedia for NGC. For Imagine Entertainment, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Michael Rosenberg are executive producers. For RadicalMedia, Justin Wilkes, Jon Kamen, Dave O’Connor, Jonathan Silberberg are executive producers. For NGC, Robert Palumbo is executive producer; Matt Renner is vice president, production; and Tim Pastore is president, original programming and production.
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