Archive for August, 2012

Buzz Aldrin Reminces Landing on the Moon with Neil Armstrong

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Follow this link to see Buzz’s words about Neil Armstrongon The Washington Post’s website.

Buzz Remembers the Great Neil Armstrong on Laura Ingraham

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Buzz spoke about Neil Armstrong on Laura Ingraham’s radio show Monday, August 27, 2012.

Buzz Remembers the Great Neil Armstrong on Laura Ingraham

Buzz Aldrin’s Official Statement on the Passing of Neil Armstrong

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

I am deeply saddened by the passing of my good friend, and space exploration companion, Neil Armstrong today. As Neil, Mike Collins and I trained together for our historic Apollo 11 Mission, we understood the many technical challenges we faced, as well as the importance and profound implications of this historic journey. We will now always be connected as the crew of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, yet for the many millions who witnessed that remarkable achievement for humankind, we were not alone.

Whenever I look at the moon I am reminded of that precious moment, over four decades ago, when Neil and I stood on the desolate, barren, yet beautiful, Sea of Tranquility, looking back at our brilliant blue planet Earth suspended in the darkness of space, I realized that even though we were farther away from earth than two humans had ever been, we were not alone. Virtually the entire world took that memorable journey with us. I know I am joined by many millions of others from around the world in mourning the passing of a true American hero and the best pilot I ever knew. My friend Neil took the small step but giant leap that changed the world and will forever be remembered as a historic moment in human history.

I had truly hoped that on July 20th, 2019, Neil, Mike and I would be standing together to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of our moon landing, as we also anticipated the continued expansion of humanity into space, that our small mission helped make possible. Regrettably, this is not to be. Neil will most certainly be there with us in spirit.

On behalf of the Aldrin family, we extend our deepest condolences to Carol and the entire Armstrong family. I will miss my friend Neil as I know our fellow citizens and people around world will miss this foremost aviation and space pioneer.

May he Rest in Peace, and may his vision for our human destiny in space be his legacy.


Fly me to the moon: Al Roker makes a lunar landing

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Click here read more about Al Roker’s “out-of-this-world” photoshoot.