Buzz Aldrin planning a space contest

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin has announced plans for a prize contest that would send the winner into space in a bid to spread the dream of extraterrestrial travel beyond the super-wealthy.

Aldrin, who followed Apollo 11 crewmate Neil Armstrong onto the moon after the first manned lunar landing in July 1969, said the venture would be run through his ShareSpace Foundation, which he set up to promote interest in science and space travel in schools.

Details of the competition are still sketchy, with the legal status of selling tickets still to be resolved, Aldrin said at a space investment conference on Wall Street on Tuesday.

He said the idea was to offer the top prize of a flight into Earth’s orbit, but it was not yet decided on what spacecraft.

Source:  MSNBC

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