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Buzz Aldrin

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On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts BUZZ ALDRIN and Neil Armstrong landed their lunar module on the Sea of Tranquillity and became the first humans to walk on the moon. Aldrin has since been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and more than fifty other awards and medals from the United States and other countries. He holds a doctorate in astronautics from MIT. Since retiring from the U.S. Air Force and NASA, Dr. Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration. He founded a rocket design company, Starcraft Boosters, Inc., and the ShareSpace Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to opening the doors to space tourism for all people. Buzz and his wife, Lois, live in Los Angeles.

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Magnificent Desolation
The Long Journey Home from the Moon
Written by Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00

Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had... Read more >
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Magnificent Desolation
The Long Journey Home from the Moon
Written by Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham


Format: eBook
Publisher: Crown Archetype
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

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