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Buzz Aldrin on the Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration

May 24, 2016

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.

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Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.