Former Nasa astronaut Buzz Aldrin touches down for Lancashire book signing

One of the first men on the moon, former Nasa astronaut Buzz Aldrin, will be telling the greatest tales of his life at a Lancashire book signing.

Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 7:08 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st June 2016, 9:13 am
STARMAN: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon and with the Apollo 10 command module at the Science Museum in London
STARMAN: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon and with the Apollo 10 command module at the Science Museum in London

Organised by Kirkham’s own Elaine Silverwood, the event will see the pilot of Apollo 11, the first manned spaceflight to land on the moon, talk about being one of the first two people to walk on its surface.

And Elaine, who owns Book, Bean and Ice Cream book store in Kirkham said: “It will be an incredible privilege to meet one of the biggest legends of modern history.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have Buzz Aldrin coming to the event. He’s coming all the way from America and he’s only doing a couple more signings, with those being down south. He’s only here for four days, so it’s a real privilege.

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Buzz Aldrin on the moon.

“The response for tickets has been incredible.

So many people are really excited about seeing him because it’s such a unique opportunity.

“He’ll be doing a talk about his life and then taking part in a question and answer session.

Then there will be a book signing at the end of it.”

Buzz Aldrin on the moon.

With every ticket, spectators will receive a hardback copy of the former astronaut’s new book, A Man Who Walked On The Moon.

The 86-year-old was lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, was one of the first two humans to land on the Moon and the second to walk on it.

He set foot on the Moon on July 21, 1969, following mission commander Neil Armstrong.

And although tickets are sold out for the event, which takes place at 550-seat Croston Theatre at Westholme Senior School and Sixth Form in Blackburn, there is still a chance to get on the reserve list.

The event takes place tomorrow, from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

To add your name to the reserve list, go to