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Dr. Buzz Aldrin

Doctor of Science in Astronautics, Former US Astronaut - Gemini XII - Apollo XI, First Moon Landing

Buzz Aldrin is one of the Apollo 11 astronauts who, in 1969, landed their Lunar Module on the moon's Sea of Tranquility and became the first two humans to walk on the moon. This unprecedented heroic endeavor was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. He was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor amongst over 50 other distinguished awards and medals from the United States and numerous other countries.

Upon stepping foot on the moon, Buzz remarked to Houston, "Beautiful, beautiful. Magnificent desolation."

Buzz Aldrin

In detail

Since retiring from NASA, the Air Force, and his position as Commander of the Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Dr. Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration. To advance his lifelong commitment to venturing outward in space, he founded his rocket design company, Starcraft Boosters, Inc., and the ShareSpace Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to opening the doors to space tourism for all people.

What he offers you

Dr. Aldrin encourages audiences to "reach for the stars" in life and their endeavours, and shares his memories of his momentous walk on the moon, the travels he's taken since and his vision for the future.

How he presents

Dr. Aldrin's fascinating presentations are highly sought after by a diverse range of audiences. He draws upon his experience and insights with stories of his space walks and moon walks, and takes us on a journey into the future with his vision of a space-faring world.

Languages

He presents in English.

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Topics

  • Motivation
  • Reach for the Stars
  • Memories of his Walk on the Moon
  • Vision for the Future

Publications

  • 2009
    Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon (with Ken Abraham)
  • Look to the Stars (with Wendell Minor)
  • 2000
    The Return
    co-written with John Barnes
  • 1996
    Encounter with Tiber
    co-written with John Barnes
  • 1998
    Men From Earth
    co-written with Malcolm McConnell
  • 1973
    Return to Earth
    co-written with Wayne Warga

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