By Garrett Turner
Channel 2 News
6:47 PM AKST, January 25, 2013
In 1969, the world watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin make history by taking the first human steps on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
These days, Aldrin embarks on speaking engagements and continues to inspire student across the country ranging from high school to college students.
On Friday, the second man on the moon made a visit to the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus.
ANSEP was able to bring Aldrin to Anchorage in hopes this former astronaut can create a buzz within its program.
"I think he will share some of his experiences coming up as an engineer and an astronaut and hoping to use those experiences and those stories to motivate and excite those students," COO Michael Bourdukosfy.
"Determination, Effort, and Approach: you got to have a plan, you go to have determination and you got to apply a big effort to get that plan, the approach underway," Buzz Aldrin said.
One more way Alaska's educators are encouraging students to aim for the moon.
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