Dr. Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin was the second human to walk on the moon. On July 20, 1969, he followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface while a third American astronaut, Michael Collins, remained in orbit overhead. Aldrin attended West Point, flew fighter jets in the Korean War, and then earned a doctorate in astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) before joining the NASA astronaut corps in October of 1963. He flew on the Gemini 12 space mission (launched 11 November 1966) and then was chosen as the lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. The success of Apollo 11 made Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins international heroes. Since his retirement from NASA, Aldrin has been an unabashed booster for space exploration. He founded Starcraft Boosters, a private rocket design firm. His autobiography, Return to Earth was published in 1973. He also wrote the sci-fi novels Encounter With Tiber (1996) and The Return (2000). Aldrin reached the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force... He reportedly got the nickname Buzz from his baby sister, who called him "buzzer" while trying to say "brother". You can find out much more about Buzz by visiting his website, www.buzzaldrin.com.

Broadcast 2007 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Buzz Aldrin. Topics: Buzz talks about his Unified Space Vision, Mars settlement and his new book, "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration." Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use.

Broadcast 937 (Special Edition)

Guests: Steve Harrington, Flometrics, Inc., Dr. Pete Wordin, Dr. Buzz Aldrin, David King, NASA Ames Amateur Radio Club. This program consists of a recorded set of interviews starting first with Steve Harrington at the Responsive Space Conference #6. Following the Harrington interview, you will hear the set of recorded interviews from this year's Yuri's Night, April 12, 2008 at NASA Ames. During the Yuri's Night interviews, you will hear my mention of the less than stellar treatment of the media by new Yuri's Night media/press rules and systems.

Broadcast 775 (Special Edition)

Dr. Buzz Aldrin was a guest for this late Friday afternoon Space Show program. Buzz started off giving us an update of where we are today versus yesterday/yesteryear re the VSE, rockets, space station, and much more. We talked about his ShareSpace plan for advocate organizations and members to win space trips and related activities. Listen to his plan and let us know what you think of it. He received a few questions regarding possible problems with Aries I in the launch hardware NASA is developing to go to the Moon.

Broadcast 559 (Special Edition)

Dr. Buzz Aldrin was the very special guest for this Space Show program. Buzz outlined a three point engagement plan for moving forward with space development, education, and engaging the public in space, specifically the VSE. This program started with his description of his ShareSpace Foundation, its educational work and objectives, followed by explaining the importance of coming up with the right nomenclature to properly describe those going to space as adventurers or explorers, not just tourists.


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