Hangout With Buzz Aldrin and Conrad Anker

Mars, Everest and Beyond

How far would you go to push the boundaries of discovery? What would you risk? From the top of Mount Everest to the surface of the Moon, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker have risked their lives to undertake humankind’s most stunning achievements. (Read Buzz Aldrin’s Op Ed: “Forget the Moon. Let’s go to Mars.”)

Be part of the conversation and join our LIVE Hangout on Air as we talk about the business of risk-taking with the some of the greatest names in exploration.

Send in your questions for the explorers and they may be asked on air. You may even be invited to join the Hangout and ask your questions live. Submit your questions by…

  • Uploading a video question to YouTube with #LetsExplore (submissions due by May 15th)
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  • Commenting directly on this blog post

Follow National Geographic on Google+ or return to this blog post to watch the Google+ Hangout Monday, May 2oth at 2 p.m. EDT (7 p.m. UTC).


Watch Conrad Anker’s Hangout from Everest Base Camp:

Available From National Geographic Books

Buzz Aldrin: “Mission to Mars: My Vision of Space Exploration”
Conrad Anker: “The Call of Everest”
Watch the trailer for Buzz Aldrin’s “Mission to Mars”:

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Hangout With Explorers of Land, Sea, and Sky on Earth Day
Hangout With Explorers on All Seven Continents
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