Archive for February, 2016

Conversation & Book signing at Book Revue

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Buzz Aldrin will be at Book Revue, Huntington, NY on Tuesday, April 5 to speak about and sign his new book, No Dream is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon.
At 7:00pm he will begin a conversation and Q&A session led by his Mission Director Christina Korp, the book signing will follow afterwards.

Signing Guidelines:
All books signed at Book Revue events must be purchased at Book Revue. If you purchase the book prior to the event please save your receipt. If you have purchased the book from somewhere else you can still get your book signed, we just ask that you make a purchase in our store of equal or greater value to that of the book.

  • -Buzz will only autograph the new book “No Dream is Too High”
  • -He will NOT sign any memorabilia, photos, space related items, other books authored or not authored by him.
  • -He will not personalize and will sign his name only.
  • -We allow photos while he is signing but we will not pose for pictures or allow anyone behind the table to take a photo.
  • -Each venue will decide if there is a limit to how many books you may purchase. This is at the discretion of the venue.
  • -Buzz will continue to sign until the last person in line having purchased a book is taken care of. Once all books are sold we will consider the signing over.

When:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7:00pm

Where:
Book Revue
313 New York Ave
Huntington, NY 11743

Additional details at Book Revue

Buzz Aldrin in conversation with Brian Cox video

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Buzz Aldrin gets white hat from Calgary International Airport

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

There’s a starman waiting at Gate 9.
He’d like to have a white hat, and we said we’re gonna try.
With all apologies to the late David Bowie, Calgary International Airport had an out-of-this-world celebrity pass through on Wednesday.
Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, stopped for a quick photo with a group of the white hat volunteers on his way through the city.
Aldrin had been in Lethbridge along with former Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield for a public speaking event.
A prolific twitter user, Aldrin tweeted a photo from his white hat ceremony.
“I got White Hat treatment at @flyYYC leaving Calgary today by those friendly Canadians. I wanted to keep the hat!”
Henry Stevens, director of corporate communications with Calgary Airport Authority said at the time, they were unable to give Aldrin the white hat from the ceremony.

They’re now trying to rectify that problem with mission control.
“We have reached out to Mr. Aldrin to make sure he gets a hat,” said Stevens.
There’s no word on whether or not Aldrin visited the Spaceport exhibit to look at the moon rock.

Maryland Live offering trips to outer space

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Maryland Live casino in Hanover is launching a contest in which patrons can enter to win a trip to outer space.

Buzz Aldrin, the second astronaut to walk on the moon, will make a special appearance at the casino March 3 to officially launch the promotion.

Casino officials say it’s the first of its kind conducted by a gaming facility anywhere in the world.

From March 1-26, all Live! Rewards Card members can earn entries for a chance to win a trip to space via one of several companies currently testing their flight vehicles. The trip would be subject to approvals by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation.

Drawings will take place every Saturday in March. Four trips will be awarded.

Other prizes include zero-gravity flights; trips to Kennedy Space Center in Florida; virtual reality goggles; telescopes; and free play.

Astronaut legends land in Lethbridge

Thursday, February 25th, 2016


On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, changing space travel forever.

On Tuesday, the second man to place his feet on the moon made his way to Lethbridge. Buzz Aldrin, along with Canadian astronaut and social media darling Chris Hadfield, were the main attraction at the Greatness in Leadership Conference at the Enmax Centre. Needless to say, it was a hot ticket event.

“I’m just super excited for everything,” Lethbridge College student Sierra Garner said. “They’re incredibly inspirational people.”

Global News
Her sentiments were echoed by another event attendee.

“When I heard that the astronauts are here and the man that sang Space Oddity in space was going to be here, I was overjoyed,” Grade 10 Chinook High School student Brit Illeman said. “My mom and I, we love that stuff. The chance to be able to hear him (Hadfield) speak, I’m so excited to be able to come.”

They are two of the most well-known astronauts in the world.

For Hadfield, his journey to space began when Aldrin and Armstrong walked on the moon.

“It was like giving permission, because now this was a thing that human beings could do, that used to be impossible,” Hadfield said. “I just thought, I’m going to be something when I grow up. Why not that?”

Each had the chance to share his experience with those in attendance.

For Aldrin it’s been quite some time since he was in southern Alberta.

“I came here before, through Calgary late 70s early 80s for an air show in Moose Jaw,” he said.

Their accomplishments are many, their journeys vast and what they’ve done serves as inspiration for people today.

“They all started at my age – 19 years old,” Garner said. “They had a dream and they just went and followed their dream and worked super hard, and it shows that I can become just like them one day.