Latest Magnificent Desolation Stories

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...

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...

2005-05-30 08:40:00

NEW YORK -- Thanks to video games, TV shows and movies such as "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" that are loaded with special effects, today's children don't have a realistic impression of space or space travel, says Buzz Aldrin, one of the men who planted the U.S. flag on the moon. But, he adds, it's not the kids' fault. Those working in the fields of math, science and engineering - the people who were inspired by the accomplishments of Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and others during...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.