Apollo 11 Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin "Walks"...

Apollo 11 Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin "Walks" into San Diego Air & Space Museum for Book Signing and Opening of New SPACE Exhibit


San Diego, 1.10.2011

February 1st at 1:00p.m., Museum visitors can meet Buzz Aldrin who, together with Neil Armstrong, became the first person to land on the moon on the Apollo 11 lunar mission. Visitors can purchase a copy of his recent memoir Magnificent Desolation and have it personally signed by him. Also, copies of his children's books Look to the Stars and Reaching for the Moon, are available for purchase and autographs.

Event Information (Open to the public):
When: Tuesday, February 1st 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Where: San Diego Air & Space Museum, Balboa Park
Cost: Free with Museum Admission
Books: Magnificent Desolation, Look to the Stars, and Reaching for the Moon
Please call for media opportunities

Note: Museum hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – *Aldrin will only autograph books purchased at the Museum during the day of event. Please no memorabilia and outside items.

Aldrin is here to open the Museum's new space-themed exhibition, SPACE: A Journey To Our Future, here in the San Diego area for a limited engagement.

NASA photo: click here to download.

Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon
Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the historic moon landing, Aldrin's book describes that thrilling moment, and the dramatic and unexpected events in his life that followed.

Look to the Stars
This vividly illustrated children's' book is an exploration of the history of air and space achievements, from an astronaut who was a key contributor.

Reaching for the Moon
Through words and paintings, Aldrin takes children on a journey through his life, up to his historic landing on the moon.

SPACE: A Journey To Our Future
Opening February 1, produced by Evergreen Exhibitions and presented in collaboration with NASA, this dynamic, multimedia exhibit looks back into the history of aeronautics and examines the many unknown questions of existence posed by future space exploration.

For more information on the San Diego Air & Space Museum please visit sandiegoairandspace.org.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is California's official air and space museum and education center. The Museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and it was the first aerothemed Museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums. Visit www.sandiegoairandspace.org for more information. The Museum is located at 2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101. The Museum and gift store are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with admissions until 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


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