The APP Company, makers of the “Buzz Aldrin: Portal to Space Science and Exploration” iPad and iPhone apps announce adding a special section for the AXE Apollo Space Academy. From her user will be able to join, monitor and enjoy all the excitement of this incredible program to put ordinary citizens in space. Axe’s recently announced that Buzz Aldrin will spearhead the Axe Apollo Space Academy campaign and be featured in a series of Super Bowl ads. This campaign will allow six contestants to travel to Space-
“AXE IS RECRUITING A FEW BRAVE CIVILIANS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME – A TRIP TO SPACE. AS IN, ACTUAL SPACE. ”
Astronaut, scientist, inventor, best-selling author, advocate for man’s future in space, Buzz Aldrin is considered one of the greatest heroes of space exploration. On July 20, 1969, he and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world.
An estimated 600 million people witnessed this unprecedented heroic endeavor. Upon his return from the Apollo 11 mission, Buzz was decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest American peacetime award.
On November 11, 1966, he and command pilot James Lovell were launched into space in the Gemini 12 spacecraft on a 4-day flight, which brought the Gemini program to a successful close. Aldrin then established a new record for spacewalking, spending 5-1/2 hours outside the spacecraft.
Aldrin has logged 289 hours and 53 minutes in space, of which, 7 hours and 52 minutes were spent outside of his spaceship.
This legendary space hero revealed that he was moved to design this app by the rush of interest in global space activity, particularly among young people, which he found resulted from the current celebration of the 40th anniversary year of his, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins’s Apollo 11 mission and First moon landing. “It is these young people who are the generation that will take mankind the next steps…