Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Chris Hadfield Share Words with Alberta Crowd

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Chris Hadfield Share Words with Alberta Crowd

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Former astronauts speak to business leaders

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LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin says it's critical for space exploration to continue and he will work towards that goal.

Aldrin and retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield were speakers Tuesday at a management development lecture in Lethbridge, Alta.

Aldrin, 85, was among the first people in space in the 1960s and the second person to walk on the moon as part of the historic NASA Apollo 11 moon landing mission in July 1969.

He says he's hopeful that one day there will be a manned base on the moon and a manned mission to Mars.

Hadfield was inspired to become an astronaut by Aldrin and Neil Armstrong's moon walk. He was the first Canadian to command the International Space Station during his six-month mission from December 2012 to May 2013. …

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