Buzz Aldrin was educated at West Point, graduating with honors in 1951, third in his class. Buzz flew Sabre Jets in 66 combat missions in the Korean conflict. Returning to his education, he earned a Doctorate in Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Manned Space Rendezvous. In 1963, Buzz was selected by NASA as one of the early astronauts. Buzz has logged 4500 hours of flying time, 290 of which were in space. Then, on July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo XI moon walk, thus becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world. This unprecedented heroic endeavor was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history.
In a 4-hour special, Buzz Aldrin, Richard C. Hoagland, Howard Bloom, and Robert Zubrin discussed the future of the space program, and how branching out to space is more important now than ever. "A nation that looks up, goes up; a nation that looks down goes down. A nation without a sense of a new frontier begins to cave in upon itself...nations make their own resources by opening up radical new frontiers," said multi-disciplinary scientist Bloom, who argued for America staying in the forefront with their space program. ... More »Host: George Noory
Coast to Coast AM science advisor Richard C. Hoagland reported on the nearly 700 boxes of missing Apollo 11 data and videotapes. Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin also appears in the show. ... More »Host: George Noory