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NASA Just Lost Buzz Aldrin on SLS and The #JourneyToMars
NASA Just Lost Buzz Aldrin on SLS and The #JourneyToMars

Buzz Aldrin says NASA is going about Mars exploration the wrong way, Ars Technica “In his remarks, Aldrin said NASA should change the approach it has had in place since the 1960s, that of designing and managing development of its own rockets. He took direct aim at the SLS vehicle, which he reminded listeners was based on 1970s technology and the space shuttle rather than more modern concepts. “It competes […]

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  • May 18, 2016
Buzz Does CPAC

Buzz Aldrin Addresses CPAC; Urges Continued Space Exploration, Town Hall “Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin received a standing ovation at CPAC on Thursday, speaking “not as a Republican” or as a Democrat, but as someone who is concerned that America needs to maintain its space exploration program.”

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  • March 3, 2016
Buzz Aldrin at T+85. Not Slowing down

Buzz Aldrin is NOT slowing down. "Watch out Lafayette, Indiana! The Buzz Bandits from Purdue are on the prowl! " — NASA Watch (@NASAWatch) January 14, 2016

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  • January 13, 2016
American Moonwalkers Suggest Cooperation With China's Moon Plans

China’s bold lunar plan, Craig Covault, Aerospace America “Astronauts Buzz Aldrin of Apollo 11 and Eugene Cernan of Apollo 17 tell Aerospace America that engineering details emerging from China’s first robotic Moon lander suggest it is a formal precursor to a manned lunar module that would carry Chinese astronauts to the surface of the Moon around 2030. In their view, the time may be right for NASA to begin direct […]

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  • November 1, 2013
What Would A Colony On Mars Look Like?

Keith’s note: I’ll be a guest on HuffPost Live: What Would A Colony On Mars Look Like? at 2:30 pm EDT “American astronaut Buzz Aldrin says the U.S. and NASA should focus on establishing a permanent colony on Mars by 2040. How likely is a future that include humans actually living on Mars? Should we be allocating our resources to this endeavor?”

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  • May 16, 2013
Bullying People Over Public Domain NASA Photos

Photo source: AS11-40-5903 (20 July 1969), NASA Astronaut Buzz Aldrin sues Topps for using his likeness in trading cards, LA Times “Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the moon; now he’s the first to sue Topps Inc. for putting a photograph of the historic moment on its “American Heroes” series of trading cards. The 80-year-old retired astronaut sued Topps on Monday in federal court in Los […]

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  • December 31, 2010
What did Neil and Buzz REALLY do on their EVA?

Neil Armstrong Talks About The First Moon Walk, NPR “Well, this doesn’t happen every day. In yesterday’s post, I talked about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk across the lunar surface back in 1969 and wondered, how come they walked such a modest distance? Less than a hundred yards from their lander?” Keith’s note: Hmm, do you believe this traditional, boring version (as told by Armstrong) or the version below […]

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  • December 8, 2010
Bill Nye Dumps on Old Astronauts

Nye takes Armstrong to the moon, Politico “In April, Armstrong and Apollo commanders Jim Lovell and Gene Cernan called Obama’s effort to scrap plans to return manned rockets to the moon “devastating.”Nye told POLITICO the astronauts were ignoring longer-term goals of exploring other parts of space. “They’re solar systemic heroes, but they have not had their eye on the ball the last couple of decades,” Nye said in a stop […]

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  • October 24, 2010
Buzz Was Against a Moon Base Before He Was For It

Statement from Buzz Aldrin On The White House Space Policy (April 2010) “As an Apollo astronaut, I know full well the importance of always exploring new frontiers and tackling new challenges as we explore space. The simple truth is that we have already been to the Moon – some 40 years ago. What this nation needs in order to maintain its position as the 21st century leader in space exploration […]

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  • October 15, 2010