seeing your dad walk on the moon
Dr Andy Aldrin - Aldrin Family Foundation
“I am really looking forward to speaking to the students and schools at the STEMFest in Space event and hope to inspire the next space explorer.”
What would it be 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 Apollo 11 land on the moon. With live television coverage of the first steps taken by Neil Armstrong and later Buzz Aldrin. 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 will join us to discuss his experience of growing up with an astronaut father,his experiences of space, educating our next generation of explorers and the best ways to engage today’s students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (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 will discuss his experience of the space programme, seeing his dad the famous astronaut Edwin Eugene (Buzz) Aldrin on the Moon and his dream for the future of space exploration.
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.”