#Apollo45: Buzz Aldrin Helps Apollo 11 Moon Shot Go Viral Again

July 8, 2014 2:03 PM

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#Apollo45: Buzz Aldrin Helps Apollo 11 Moon Shot Go Viral Again

When Buzz Aldrin returned from the moon in 1969 and saw all the earthly hoopla that surrounded the Apollo 11 mission, he turned to his fellow moonwalker, Neil Armstrong, and said: "We missed the whole thing."

"This country is enamored with celebrities," Aldrin, 84, told NBC News. "To carry it to the extreme, at the Olympics, the gold-medal winners are the celebrities. We don't seem to care that much about the silver, the bronze and the others. ... There is an emphasis on who gets the Oscar, who gets the ...

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