Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin To Speak At CU-Boulder

Image Credit: NASA/Buzz Aldrin

Image Credit: NASA/Buzz Aldrin

February 5, 2015 – Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, will speak at CU-Boulder on Tuesday, March 3, at Macky Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and Aldrin will begin speaking at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the event, which is being hosted by the Distinguished Speakers Board, will be $2 for CU-Boulder students with a valid Buff OneCard and $15 for community members. Student tickets will be available starting February 16 (Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.) on the first floor of the University Memorial Center (UMC) at the Distinguished Speakers Board table. Community tickets will be available online starting February 16. The talk will include a Q&A with the audience.

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.