Aldrin returns to DC to talk space travel

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin returned to the Capitol on Thursday to discuss the future space travel with members of Congress.

Aldrin has been a frequent visitor in Washington over the past few months arguing for bold new plans for the country's space program.

The 79-year-old pioneer stopped in to see Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) who is chairwoman of the House Science and Technology Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee.

Giffords tweeted:

http://twitpic.com/h7a8s - Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited me this a.m. Frank discussion on the future of space w/ the 2nd man to walk on moon

The second-term Democrat previously received a visit from shuttle commander Michael Collins in July. Giffords is married to another NASA shuttle commander, Mark Kelly.

Here is a photo of Giffords and Buzz:


Buzz Aldrin