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Interview with Buzz Aldrin

The Table of Malcontents blog has posted an interview with astronaut Buzz Aldrin about his new documentary In The Shadow Of The Moon. He also talks a bit about Mars colonization, and the genre of science fiction.

Me: You’ve written science fiction books. Are you fan of the genre?

Aldrin: I read a lot of science magazines and stories about the evolution and history of living species and planetary formations. I’m not a real avid science fiction reader because I’m interested in reality. It’s really easy to poke holes in almost any of the stories that come out. If you can beam people up or down then you don’t have to go through the complicated process of coming down from orbit and going through a landing. It’s much easier to just go to the transporter room and beam people up and down.

Me: Sounds like you’re a bit frustrated with sci-fi.

Aldrin: Well, I understand the pros and cons. I’m concerned that we’re educating a generation that has great expectations that we can do something immediately.

Link (via BoingBoing)

Posted in News January 26th, 2007 by Chip
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