Astronaut Buzz Aldrin - the second man on the moon - will discuss and sign copies of his new book “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration” at the National Press Club. The book plots out his proposed path for space exploration, taking humans to Mars by 2035. Dr. Aldrin will be joined by co-author Leonard David. The book signing will immediately follow the discussion. All books must be purchased through the National Press Club. Absolutely no memorabilia or outside books will be permitted.
Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the moon during mankind's first landing of Apollo 11 - and as an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings - Aldrin has a vision, and in “Mission to Mars” he plots out the path he proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035.
Aldrin boldly advocates continuing exploration of our solar system at a time when America stands at a critical crossroads in its space program. He outlines past triumphs, analyzes recent setbacks, and cheers us on to greater accomplishments, with a message that will ignite a new wave of support and participation across the country for a renewed and ambitious space program.
Buzz Aldrin, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, holds a doctorate degree in astronautics and, at the age of 82, continues to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration.
This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute.
BOOK EVENT GUIDELINES:
- Seating is general admission: first come, first served.
- The book signing will immediately follow the author discussion and Q&A.
- Buzz Aldrin & Leonard David will sign (NOT personalize) an unlimited number of “Mission to Mars” purchased through the National Press Club. Please keep your receipt with these books. This will serve as proof your book was pre-ordered/purchased at the event.
- Buzz Aldrin & Leonard David will NOT sign posters, memorabilia, other books, etc. Buzz Aldrin will only sign copies of his children’s books “Reaching for the Moon" and "Look to the Stars" if “Mission to Mars” was pre-ordered/purchased at the event.
- Photos are permitted at the signing table without flash; no posing with authors.
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National Press Club Journalism Institute
The mission of the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute is to train communications professionals in a changing media environment, provide scholarships to the next generation of journalists, recognize excellence in journalism, house the records of the history of journalism in the nation’s capital and promote a free press, the cornerstone of a free society.
Located in the Eric Friedheim Library of the prestigious National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., the Institute is the premier research, reference and education venue for journalists, historians, academics and students in the nation’s capital.