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December 4, 2015.
They’ve seen the Earth from space. And on Feb. 23, two legendary astronauts will make a special landing in Lethbridge for the 2016 Greatness in Leadership conference.
Col. Chris Hadfield won hearts when he became the first Canadian astronaut to walk in space and command a spaceship. He shared the boundless beauty of the universe, and his life experiences in outer space, through social media posts, live chats, and music. His rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity,” recorded while floating weightless in the International Space Station, became an instant hit on YouTube.
Buzz Aldrin made history as the second man, after Neil Armstrong, to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969, as part of the NASA Apollo 11 mission. Now 85 years old, Aldrin is a proponent of a mission to Mars and maintains a busy public speaking speaking schedule.
Both are noted military pilots and both have advanced degrees in fields relating to aeronautics and mechanical engineering.