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Space legend Aldrin to address Abu Dhabi summit

Abu Dhabi, March 27, 2014

Dr Buzz Aldrin, the famous American astronaut and one of the first men to walk on the moon, will attend the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi as a keynote speakers this year.

He will speak on the second day of the summit, on April 8, providing industry leaders with an insight into his vision for space exploration, mission to mars legacy and his views on the latest developments in aerospace and space technology.

Aldrin is known globally as an advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries for space technology and advancement.

A pioneering astronaut, Aldrin set foot on the moon during mankind’s first landing of Apollo 11 on July 21, 1969. He is famous for his work as an aerospace engineer, who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings.

As part of his involvement at the Global Aerospace Summit, Aldrin will be explaining his vision for the future, and the path that he proposes for humans to travel to Mars by 2030s, said a statement.

“I see the larger advances in humanity here on planet earth will come when decisions are made to move earthlings from one planet, where we’ve evolved for thousands and thousands of years, to the enormously historic beginning of a settlement and the colonization of another planet,” Aldrin explained. “It is a big objective, but I would wish to see the nations collaborate and make a commitment within a definite time period of leading an international permanence on Mars.”

Aldrin will also explain in his address at the summit the importance of international cooperation, encouraging the global community towards new and permanent human exploration and settlement of space. Aldrin believes that with the right partnerships, constancy of purpose, policy consistency and the continuation of robotic mission to Mars throughout the 2020s, successful human mission to Mars can be achieved.

The Global Aerospace Summit will run on April 7 and 8 at the St. Regis Hotel, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. It will focus on the challenges of driving industrialisation and growth across aviation, aerospace, defence and space.

The wide ranging themes covered by the Summit will include new events for CEOs, dedicated, sector-specific strategy seminars, Defence Industry Closed Door Briefings and a Military, Satellite and Communications session. It will bring industry experts together to answer the challenges faced by the sectors and shape future growth strategies. - TradeArabia News Service
 




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