On the invitation of Everest Science Center (ESC) of Sitagunj, Sunsari, Buzz Aldrin who was one of the first two humans to land on the Moon and the second person to walk on it is arriving in Nepal on September 4. We all think this moment is going to be historic and especially who are interested in Astronomy and Selenography don’t want to miss it.
Dilip Adhikari, Chairperson of ESC Nepal, said that Aldrin finally accepted to come to Nepal after six months of request. Adhikari also added that Aldrin is visiting Nepal with his son Dr. Andy Aldrin, his daughter-in-law Maurine Aldrin, Mission Control Director of Buzz Aldrin Inc., Christina Korp, the Payload Manager of Lockheed Martin, Mr. Joseph Lablanc and the Configuration Management Specialist of Orion, Mrs. Elizabeth Leblanc.
Astronaut Aldrin with his entourage will land in Kathmandu on Sunday, September 4 and enjoy the mountain flight on the following day. According to the source, they are also planning to visit Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautama Buddha. And the source also confirmed that they would stay in Nepal for five days.
The main event will be held from 6th-8th September. Aldrin will share his experience to the people on 6th Sept. of landing on the moon at ESC from 1 PM – 3:30 PM. ESC Nepal has expected more than 5000 people will attend the presentation. Also, ESC Nepal has managed to telecast the presentation program by five different television channels so that millions of people could watch. Buzz Aldrin, (age 86) will also hold the interactive discussion on 7th and 8th September in Nepal Academy Hall (Nepal Pragya Bhawan). “He will also discuss the possibility of human settlement on Mars”, said Adhikari. The discussion and interactive session will start from 1:30 PM (NST) and the price of the ticket is also allocated. Finally, the team will depart from Nepal on 9th September.