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Buzz Aldrin, Rapper?


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Former man-on-the-moon Buzz Aldrin apparently has taken one giant leap for rapkind: He has recorded a rap song called "Rocket Experience."

Buzz Aldrin's Rocket Experience from Buzz Aldrin

Aldrin teamed up with Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, and Soulja Boy to produce the rap. Check out the vide


spoof of Dogg, Jones, and Aldrin recording, Spinal Tap

style. Aldrin hopes the song will foster an interest in space in today's young people. He told USA Today


"I'm not too good at carrying a tune, but I do have rhythm," says Aldrin, who got the idea from a family member who felt the genre would have a broad reach. Aldrin's ShareSpace Foundation, which promotes science and exploration, is one of three beneficiaries of the song's iTunes sales. "I want kids interested in space. It's their future"....[Aldrin] says rapping with Snoop Dogg proved almost as daunting as space. "Snoop had this great hand language going as he sang, which was hard for me," Aldrin says. "But when it comes to getting people's attention, comedy goes a long way."

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Image: flickr / insidetwit

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