Buzz Aldrin is maybe the coolest ex-astronaut alive, with the possible exception of Story Musgrave. Both of these guys are forging ahead with life at the age when lesser humans pack it in. At 77, Musgrave has a five-year-old son and plans to go back into space soon (as a tourist); 83-year-old Aldrin is developing a new sci-fi series based on his 1996 novel Encounter with Tiber. Cool, right? Just maybe don’t ask Buzz to dance to ‘80s synthpop. He does have a great sense of humor, though.
Watch Aldrin duet with Thomas Dolby on “She Blinded Me With Science” above. Buzz gets to shout “Science!” and bop back and forth like your grandfather rocking out at your wedding reception. It’s cute. The performance happened during a daylong Smithsonian conference called “The Future is Here.” Aldrin was one of the fourteen featured speakers who delivered “narrative talks that focused on both great triumphs and future innovations in science and technology.”
via Boing Boing