A living hero, an American patriot and a space pioneer, Buzz Aldrin is a reminder of the adventurous spirit of our country and stands as one of the bravest explorers of all time. 2008 marked NASA's 50th Anniversary and 2009 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. Several film documentaries and TV series commemorating America's achievements in space and the historic moon landings have already been released with acclaim, and Buzz Aldrin appears in all of these special productions, including: In the Shadow of the Moon (Sundance Film Festival Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award); The Wonder of It All; and the Discovery Channel television series, The NASA Missions: When We Left Earth.
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Reach for the Stars
Sharing memories and insights from his momentous walk on the moon and his illustrious career, Dr. Aldrin encourages audiences to “reach for the stars” in life’s endeavors.
Buzz Aldrin’s Vision for the Future
Dr. Aldrin takes audiences on a journey into the future with his vision of a space-faring world where "citizen explorers" take space tours beyond lower-earth orbit and the Aldrin "Mars Cycler" space ship makes frequent stops for astronaut explorers on Mars.
An American Hero
When the Eagle Landed on July 20, 1969 Buzz Aldrin completed an American mission and his feat is widely remembered as one of the greatest achievements of the 20th century and the most memorable event in television history. 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.
Pioneering Space Tourism
Time Magazine calls him the man "who wants to send you into space." Forbes says he's the astronaut who "reaches for the stars through his ShareSpace Foundation." To advance his lifelong commitment to venturing outward in space, Buzz Aldrin founded his rocket design company, Starcraft Boosters, Inc. and the ShareSpace Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to opening the doors to space tourism for all people. Dr. Aldrin has also authored several books including two science-fact-fiction novels, The Return and Encounter with Tiber; his autobiography, Return to Earth; a historical documentary Men From Earth, which describes his trip to the moon; and a children's book entitled Reaching for the Moon, in which he tells his young readers: "If you set your sights high, you may accomplish more than you ever dreamed was possible."
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Road Home From the Moon
Buzz Aldrin's new memoir, Magnificent Desolation: The Long Road Home From the Moon, shares never-before told insights into the successes and failures of the U.S. space program. Buzz tells the story of the Apollo 11 mission, as well as his life afterwards, including a frank account of his own descent into depression and alcoholism, and how true love helped him triumph over adversity and ultimately saved his life.