Buzz Aldrin’s first Facebook Live session remembers Apollo 11

  • Jul 20, 2016
  • CNET
  • By: Michelle Starr


Buzz Aldrin's first FB Live
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Posted by Buzz Aldrin on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

In 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the surface of the moon. Today, to commemorate that anniversary, Aldrin made his first delightful foray into Facebook Live to share his memories of that momentous occasion.

In the one-hour session, he and his daughter Jan shared anecdotes and memories, and his hopes for the future.

Highlights include Jan recounting how she couldn’t hug her father when he came home because the astronauts had been quarantined; her faith in the space program; paparazzi climbing over the fence to photograph the Aldrin family; Buzz revealing that the reason there are so many photographs of him on the moon is because Armstrong had the camera; and detailing his hopes for humans travelling to Mars in the future.

“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” he said.

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