Legendary astronaut Aldrin to speak at Mississippi State

Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 when he, along with astronaut colleague Neil Armstrong, landed on the moon.
Buzz Aldrin made history in 1969 when he, along with astronaut colleague Neil Armstrong, landed on the moon. | Contributed photo

Buzz Aldrin will speak next month at Mississippi State University as part of the university’s Global Lecture Series. 

Aldrin made history in 1969 when he, along with astronaut colleague Neil Armstrong, landed on the moon as part of the famous Apollo 11 mission. This moment was captured and shown live to the largest worldwide television audience in history.

Aldrin has spent his entire career in the air and in space. He flew F-86 Sabre Jets in 66 combat missions in Korea and has been the commander of the Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base. Aldrin also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honors awarded by the United States.

Today, Aldrin lives in Florida. He launched the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at Florida Institute of Technology last year. The institute focuses on his concept for Cycling Pathways to Occupy Mars.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium. Admission is free, but tickets will be required.

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