How Virtual Reality and Social Media Are Helping Buzz Aldrin and NASA Educate the Masses

Tech is breathing life into space travel at SXSW

The legendary astronaut has a helpful friend in VR. 8i/Time Inc.

Space travel may have been at its buzziest in the late 1960s, when Buzz Aldrin—right behind colleague Neil Armstrong—became the second person to walk on the moon. Yet intergalactic topics seem to be making a notable comeback thanks in part to a few tech-minded developments, specifically NASA’s social media game and Aldrin’s leveraging of virtual reality.

@Chris_Heine Christopher Heine is a New York-based editor and writer.