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Ed Buckbee

Ed Buckbee


Ed Buckbee is vested in the hopes, dreams and realization of America’s manned space flight program. Starting as public relations officer under rocket pioneer Wernher von Braun and later as spokesman for the Mercury astronauts, his aspirations rapidly rose.

Buckbee was tapped by von Braun in 1970 to lead the U. S. Space & Rocket Center. He assembled the world’s largest collection of space hardware and convened the talent to design and execute Space Camp. He still strives to increase awareness of the importance of preparing America’s youth to be leaders in human space exploration.

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