Archive for June, 2011

Apple WWDC 2011: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin To Discuss Space Journeys, iPhone App

Friday, June 10th, 2011

While the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference which kicked off today in San Francisco is all about innovations in the company’s operating systems, there is a literary element to the proceedings as well, as Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaks Friday on his space journeys.

Aldrin, the second man to step on the moon in 1969, wrote “Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon,” an account of the trials he faced after he returned to Earth an American hero, found he had little to do for NASA beyond PR, and struggled with depression and alcoholism. The book, written with Ken Abraham, was published in 2009.

During his lunchtime talk at WWDC 2011 on Friday, Aldrin “will share his experiences in space, the role technology played in the first moon landing, and the inspiration which drove him to introduce the Buzz Aldrin Portal to Science and Space Exploration app,” according to Apple.

Aldrin has written a slew of books, including “Return to Earth,” his 1973 autobiography that was a precursor to “Magnificent Desolation”; “Men From Earth” (1997); “Encounter with Tiber” (1997) and “The Return” (2001), two science fiction novels with John Barnes; and a pair of illustrated children’s books, “Reaching for the Moon” (2008) and “Look to the Stars” (2009), with Wendell Minor.

Buzz speaking at Apple WWDC 2011

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011 Buzz will be speaking at the Apple WorldWide Developers Conference.

Apple WWDC 2011: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin To Discuss Space Journeys, iPhone App

Buzz to appear on “101 Gadgets That Changed the World”

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

You can see Buzz appear in 101 Gadgets That Changed the World, Premiering Wednesday, June 15 at 9 p.m. EST on HISTORY