Hundreds Greet Buzz at Torrance Book Signing

  • Aug 08, 2009
  • Daily Breeze
  • By: Josh Grossberg

He landed on the moon with clocklike precision, but visiting the South Bay, not so much.

Buzz Aldrin – the second man to walk on the moon – was about 10 minutes late for his talk and book signing at Borders Books in Torrance. But his arrival was met with a standing ovation by the several hundred people who gathered to see him.

In a wide-ranging talk that touched on the Cold War, space exploration, luck, fate and even the souring economy, the 79-year-old Aldrin spent as much time discussing his plans for the future as his historic r sum .

“I don’t live in the past,” he said. “But there appears to be an increased appreciation for what we accomplished.”