Bolstered by the undeniable star power of Will Smith (Independence Day, Men in Black) and director Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, The Fountain), Nat Geo's new docuseries, One Strange Rock, is poised to orbit the airwaves starting Monday, March 26.
This transfixing, 10-episode series is produced by Nutopia and Aronofsky's Protozoa Pictures, and documents the evolution of life on our fragile yet extremely resilient planet through the eyes and lives of three female NASA astronauts: Mae Jemison, Nicole Stott, and Peggy Whitson.
Watch a different trio of astronauts involved in the making of this moving project, Leland Melvin, Jeff Hoffman, and Jerry Linenger, as they recall memories of their time in outer space. These intrepid travelers explain how the show allows viewers to share the perspective that they as astronauts were privileged to have, how the documentary portrays them as an international team, and their unique ability to observe the dominant impact that humans are having on our planet. Looking back on the Earth, this is a message they sincerely hope comes across as the stirring series unfolds.
National Geographic Channel's One Strange Rock lands March 26 at 10 p.m. ET.