BURBANK, Calif. — On June 13 Think Global Flight (TGF) begins its around the world flight designed to promote education and inspire more than 20,000 students in 21 countries across the globe.
Joining the flight will be ThinkGlobalFlight Ambassadors Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin and Voyager pilot Dick Rutan. Aldrin joins the crew on most of their journey, according to Captain Judy Rice, who will be sharing the donated Citation Mustang and classroom presentations with students and media during scheduled stops along the route.
“Back when I was privileged to be a part of the Apollo program the USA was number 1 in the science and technology fields,” Aldrin said. “No one had ever heard of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) because we were at the top. Today, America is falling behind other countries. S.T.E.M. is the precise focus of Think Global Flight’s reaching more than 20,000 students and why I strongly support Captain Judy and the flight. I am looking forward to joining the crew for many of their global adventures.”