Licensing Expo Wrap-Up

Licensing Expo Wrap-Up

Buzz made an appearance at the International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas to meet with his fans and talk about why he decided to create the Rocket Hero brand.

“I’ve found that I can communicate with people through retail products. They get people thinking about space, and thinking about the inspiration in education that we need today in science, technology, engineering and math. That’s a big push that I am helping to bring along.

I was a rocket scientist before becoming an astronaut, and it helped me contribute to and participate in that wonderful journey of technological achievement, man’s first landing on the Moon, the Apollo 11 mission.

We just celebrated the 40th anniversary of our walk on the Moon, and I want to keep the legacy of Apollo alive and all it stands for, and what I stand for — to encourage bold innovation, teamwork, commitment, perseverance, and achieving the impossible.

That’s why I created Rocket Hero. We can do these types of things again. We can inspire new generations to reach for the moon and look to the stars. All the licensed products help the understanding of the big picture…. Just remember, we’re going to Mars, and we will be there in 25 years.”

  • Richard Helms
    Posted at 13:29h, 25 July

    I also remember that July night in 1969 when I tried to squint at the moon and see you up there – I was just a kid at the time! But it’s encouraging that you’re continuing to keep this generation of kids curious about the skies. See you at Mt. Olympus, Buzz!

  • Flavio Zeni
    Posted at 20:59h, 28 June

    I think it is a great idea whatever it takes to get people
    involved and most of all excited about the next frontier: Mars. My respect, and my regards to you Mr Aldrin for keeping the dream alive as the French say: Chapeau !
    Flavio Zeni – President Oxair ltd

  • Don Barbee
    Posted at 20:05h, 28 June

    Buzz you are awesome. I’ve been following you through the Planetary Society (yes I am a member) and through twitter. (That’s how I got here!)

    I can’t follow you to the moon but I’m gonna do my best to follow you into my 80’s. Man YOU LOOK AWESOME! I’ve lost 130 pounds with another 80 or so to go but I am getting into shape. I’m 61 now and feel better than I have in 20 years. But enough about me. You ‘da man!

    God Bless you Buzz

    Don Barbee

  • Anne Parrish
    Posted at 14:43h, 28 June

    I watched you step on the moon, & I still get chills when I look through my son’s telescope and remember that men actually stood there. I am a big proponent of the space program and cannot wait until we get to Mars – please hurry – I’m 73 years young already!