During Science Week, Kingsway Community trust, as part of their celebrations, were lucky enough to have some of their questions answered by Buzz Aldrin – the second man who stepped on the moon! Buzz, who is now 85, was visiting Jodrell Bank observatory as part of the ‘Stargazing Live’ programme which was shown on BBC2.
Our best questions were personally handed to him (via an astronomer we know who works at Jodrell Bank) and Buzz very kindly answered them for us!
Ladybarn children asked
"What words would you use to describe your experience of stepping on the moon?"
‘Out. Of. This. World. Some things just can't be described. And stepping onto the moon was one of them.
My first words of my impression of being on the surface of the Moon that just came to my mind was "Magnificent desolation." The magnificence of human beings ... to dream about being on the Moon, and then taking advantage of increases in technology and carrying out that dream — achieving that is magnificent testimony to humanity. But it is also desolate — there is no place on earth as desolate as what I was viewing in those first moments on the Lunar Surface.’
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