Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin is in negotiations with the Florida Institute of Technology to start a teaching position in Melbourne, the university president told the Florida Today Thursday.
Aldrin will be a professor of aeronautics, FIT President Anthony Catanese said in an interview with the Florida Today. The school is also planning to establish the Buzz Aldrin Institute.
FIT is about 40 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center, where the Apollo 11 mission blasted off from in July 1969. Aldrin was the second person to walk on the moon.
Aldrin has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, and a doctorate of science degree in astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
More information on Aldrin’s role at FIT will be revealed in an announcement set to air on the August 19 episode of “The Matt Reed Show” on WEFS-TV at 11:30 a.m.