May 10, 2013 6:30 PM
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Buzz Aldrin will discuss his new book "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration." Dr. Aldrin will be joined by co-author Leonard David. A book signing will follow the discussion.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets are required and are free for NPC members and $5.00 for the general public. After the discussion, Dr. Aldrin and Mr. David will only sign copies of "Mission to Mars." All books must be purchased through the National Press Club. No memorabilia or outside books will be permitted.
Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the moon during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11 - and as an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings - Aldrin has a vision, and in “Mission to Mars” he plots out the path he proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035. Aldrin boldly advocates continuing exploration of our solar system at a time when America stands at a critical crossroads in its space program. He outlines past triumphs, analyzes recent setbacks, and cheers us on to greater accomplishments, with a message that will ignite a new wave of support and participation across the country for a renewed and ambitious space program.
Buzz Aldrin, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, holds a doctorate degree in astronautics and, at the age of 82, continues to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration.
This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute.
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