Buzz Aldrin, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, holds a doctoral degree in astronautics and, at age 86, continues to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration. He has written three nonfiction books, two science fact/fiction novels and two children’s books.
Peter Kendall is managing editor of the Chicago Tribune. After joining the newspaper as an intern in 1988, he was given a wide range of assignments, which happily included writing about space and cosmology. For many years he supervised the newspaper’s team of science writers.