Path-blazing astronaut Buzz Aldrin will recount his pioneering travels in space and the lessons he learned along the way to help others dream big and achieve greatness in work and life as part of Saint Louis University’s Great Issues Series talks from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Center for Global Citizenship.
A legend in space flight, Aldrin made history when he became the second man to walk on the moon during Apollo 11’s epic lunar mission in 1969. Decades later, he remains at the forefront of space exploration and a prominent advocate for missions to Mars, space privatization and tourism. Aldrin also recently expanded his list of adventurous quests with visits to the North Pole and the Titanic and by claiming the title of oldest man to ever go to the South Pole.
The author of multiple acclaimed books, his latest is No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon.
The free event is open to SLU students, staff, faculty and the public. Seats for the event are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Great Issues Committee strives to stimulate insightful, provocative debate on current issues that will inform and educate as a service to the Saint Louis University community. All speakers are meant to engage the community, both within the university and citywide, in a healthy and informative debate and discussion over numerous current issues and events garnering national attention. The committee has been bringing great people to discuss great issues to SLU since its founding in 1960. Learn more by following the committee on Twitter (@SLUGreatIssues), Instagram and Facebook.