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2009-09-03 17:42:00

FULLERTON, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronaut, explorer, scientist, and American hero, Dr. Buzz Aldrin will be the keynote speaker for Hope International University's annual "Celebrate Hope" dinner held at Disney's Grand Californian(R) Hotel & Spa in Anaheim, CA. The event will take place on Friday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. On July 20, 1969, Dr. Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo XI moon walk, thus becoming the first two humans to set foot on another...

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2009-08-17 12:50:00

U.S. President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton and ex-astronaut Buzz Aldrin are to attend a memorial service for Walter Cronkite, officials said. Cronkite died July 17. He was 92. His funeral was July 24 in New York. The New York Post said the luminaries are scheduled to speak at the Sept. 9 event at Manhattan's Lincoln Center. Also reportedly on the guest list are television personality Nick Clooney, CBS executives and newspeople Les Moonves, Sean McManus and Bob Schieffer,...

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2009-07-20 10:18:06

The United States should send humans to Mars, not back to the moon, the crew of Apollo 11 said in a rare joint appearance in Washington. Neil Armstrong, 78, the first man to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, 79, and Michael Collins, 78, appeared together Sunday on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first human moon landing. They lamented NASA is working to return astronauts to the moon, rather than prepare for a great adventure to Mars, USA Today reported Monday. America, do you still dream...

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2009-07-13 01:00:00

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin will travel to Florida's Kennedy Space Center to talk about his trip to the moon 40 years ago this month, NASA announced. The space center is planning an anniversary celebration Thursday featuring Aldrin and seven other Apollo astronauts, to commemorate the anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, The Dallas Morning News reported. Aldrin, 79, will tell his story of the flight and sign copies of his new book, Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home From the...

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2009-06-26 14:55:00

In his new book, veteran astronaut Buzz Aldrin details his life experiences, from being the second man to step foot on the surface of the Moon to his battles with depression and alcohol abuse after the historic mission. In "Magnificent Desolation," 79-year-old Aldrin discusses he and mission commander Neil Armstrong's first steps on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969. But in an interview with Reuters, Aldrin said he had hoped to be the first to leap onto the Moon. "People say, 'Didn't you...

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2009-06-20 12:25:00

Famed Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin commented on Friday that NASA's upcoming ventures should concentrate on sending a man to Mars and assisting other nations with space travel, the AFP reported. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the moon landing on June 21st, Aldrin spoke at the Hong Kong Space Museum demonstration and expressed his ideas that the US space agency needed to relinquish efforts of simply improving new rockets and shift focus to exploring the neighboring planet. ...

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2009-06-12 20:40:24

Edwin Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon, has agreed to open a special exhibition at the Hong Kong Space Museum. The museum and OMEGA will show a collection of space and moon landing memorabilia in Hong Kong for the first time in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the lunar landing, representatives from both organizations said Friday. Beyond Time will feature items such as spacesuits, instruments, flight plans, cameras, OMEGA Speedmaster watches and other exhibits, all...

2009-06-10 00:00:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts were completing their checklist to leave the Moon when they discovered that they had forgotten something. Buzz Aldrin had already climbed back into the lunar module, Eagle, when Armstrong reminded him about a small package that contained encrypted messages on a tiny disc. Aldrin quickly remembered that he had it in his sleeve pocket, removed it, and threw it onto the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. The astronauts...

2009-06-07 22:13:00

WASHINGTON, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Forty years ago, the Apollo 11 astronauts were completing their checklist to leave the Moon when they discovered that they had forgotten something. Buzz Aldrin had already climbed back into the lunar module, Eagle, when Armstrong reminded him about a small package that contained encrypted messages on a tiny disc. Aldrin quickly remembered that he had it in his sleep pocket, removed it, and threw it onto the Moon's Sea of Tranquility. (Photo:...

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2009-06-01 06:45:00

-- Apollo luminaries, astronauts reflect on lessons for future -- Buzz Aldrin, Chris Kraft, Ted Sorensen, John Holdren part of three-day MIT celebration The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which played a pivotal role in the 1969 voyage to the moon, will host a major symposium June 11 to mark the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. The "Giant Leaps" symposium will bring together many of the leaders of the Apollo mission, who will reflect on the overwhelming challenges they faced, how...


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