The man who once walked on the moon, and helped America define itself as a leader in space travel is now out with a new book. It reads half as a memoir, and half as a motivational speech to the next generation of explorers who he hopes will carry on America's legacy.
But what exactly does the future of space exploration look like? And in an era of congressional budget battles and commercial space ventures, will NASA's role look at all like it did back when Apollo 11 was making news?
This hour we talk with legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin, a chief NASA engineer and planetary geologist about the past, present and future of space exploration--including how a trip to Mars may happen sooner than we think.
- Buzz Aldrin- Astronaut and engineer. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, and was one of the first two humans walk on the Moon. His new book is called No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From A Man Who Walked On The Moon
- Martha Gilmore- Professor of Geology in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Wesleyan University
- Hoppy Price- Chief of the Robotic Mars Exploration Program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.