CHICAGO, IL — Over 30 years ago, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and his space-going companion, Neil Armstrong, became the first human beings to wander the dusty surface of the moon. On April 1, 2004, Americaneagle.com announced that Buzz Aldrin has landed on the Internet with a totally new Web site!
The new site, www.buzzaldrin.com, permanently imprints Dr. Aldrin's legacy as space explorer, rocket scientist and national hero. On it, visitors can view a scrolling timeline of his historic moments in his life, discover his thoughts on space education and exploration, and learn about his services as a worldwide public speaker, author, and corporate spokesperson. It also features a colorful gallery of images of Buzz — from childhood to NASA to present day.
Americaneagle.com spent the last several months working on the project. Mike Svanascini, Chief Operating Officer of Americaneagle.com, describes the goals behind the new design, "The objective was to develop a Web site that didn't alienate users with overwrought graphics and complicated navigation. After spending time discerning what Dr. Aldrin was looking to achieve on the Web, Americaneagle.com came up with a design scheme that is both informational and inspiring."
According to Lisa Cannon, long time business attorney and public relations director for Dr. Aldrin, the new Web site "accurately reflects Buzz's passion for space education and reaffirms his image as an American hero." Furthermore, she adds, "It is a fantastic combination of creativity and practicality… we're very excited about the impact this site will have on keeping public interest in space exploration alive and long-term support for human space travel unwavered."
Since blast off, BuzzAldrin.com has received a steady increase of visitors, nearly quadrupling the number of Web site hits in two short months. Furthermore, the site is attracting considerable interest in Dr. Aldrin's commercial endeavors. Voyage to www.buzzaldrin.com to learn more!
About Buzz Aldrin
On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins embarked on a journey to the moon, and four days later, on July 20th, Buzz and Neil landed the "Eagle" Lunar Module near the Sea of Tranquility to become the first humans to set foot on the moon's surface. Since then, Dr. Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration. To advance his lifelong commitment to venturing outward in space, he founded his rocket design company, Starcraft Boosters, Inc., and the ShareSpace Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to opening the doors to space tourism for all people. Buzz and his wife, Lois, who co-manages their business enterprises, live in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.buzzaldrin.com.
Americaneagle.com, a leading Chicago-based Internet firm, began in 1978 as a software publisher for the Apple II market but later shifted their focus from IT consulting and network installation to Web design. Today, Americaneagle.com offers a complete package of Internet solutions including Web Design, e-Commerce Development, Web Hosting, and Internet Marketing & Strategy. Americaneagle.com has designed and hosted more than 2,000 Web sites for entities of all sizes including federal, state, and local governments. Americaneagle.com is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional offices in Boston, Cleveland, New York City, and Washington D.C. For information, including an online portfolio, please visit www.americaneagle.com.