Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, will speak at CU-Boulder on Tuesday, March 3rd. Though the event is now sold out, Aldrin’s lecture will be live streamed to the Glenn Miller Ballroom in the University Memorial Center to accommodate anyone who was unable to purchase a ticket. Entrance to the live stream of the lecture will be free and open to both student and the general public. Seating at the event is general admission, though space is limited. Doors will open at 6:45pm and the stream will begin at 7:30pm.
On July 20, 1969, Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history as the first two humans to set foot on the moon. Aldrin was the lunar module pilot on the Apollo 11 mission. Since retiring from NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and his position as commander of the Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration. He is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor among more than 50 other distinguished awards and medals he has received from the United States and numerous other countries.
DSB is a student-run cost center of the CU Student Government with the mission to bring the world’s greatest minds to the CU Boulder campus. For more information about the event, or event accommodations, please contact the Distinguished Speakers Board at DSBchair@gmail.com or visit http://facebook.com/CUdsb.