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Me, My Dad and the Moon - Dr Andy Aldrin

Monday 25 October at 3:00 PM

A Journey of Exploration and Inspiration: a talk by Dr Andy Aldrin, from the Aldrin Family Foundation

What would it have been like to see your father be one of the first to step foot on the Moon? 


Andy joined more than half a billion people watching live as Apollo 11 landed on the Moon and Neil Armstrong and later Buzz Aldrin took their first steps on a new frontier. Andy remembers being home and watching the news — waiting for the first images to be broadcast so he could watch his father Buzz Aldrin take those momentous first steps on the Moon.

Andy joins us under the Museum of the Moon to discuss his experience of growing up with an astronaut father, his experiences of the space programme, and his dreams of the future of space exploration. He will also share his passion for educating our next generation of explorers, and the best ways to engage today’s students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM).

Dr Andy Aldrin is Director of the Aldrin Space Institute and president of the non-profit foundation dedicated to inspiring children’s passions for STEAM. He said: “Our mission at the Aldrin Family Foundation is to inspire the next generation of space leaders, entrepreneurs and explorers. We believe in igniting a passion for STEAM within the hearts and minds of even the youngest of students all the way through college, and beyond to working professionals. This unique structure ensures we have the trained and talented workforce needed to continue exploring deeper into space.”

The talk lasts for 1 hour, including a 15 minute Q&A session.

Tickets

Tickets are free. Book online now.

Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.