Aldrin was one of the many guests surrounding President Donald Trump as the commander-in-chief delivered some puzzling remarks before signing an executive order to reinstate the National Space Council, and the former astronaut's reactions steal the show.
"At some point in the future, we're going to look back and say, 'How did we do it without space?' Trump said at one point, causing Aldrin's eyebrows to shoot up".
Announcing the Council that will be led by Vice President Mike Pence in the Oval Office, Trump said, "We're going to be leading again like we never led before". "Our journey into space will not only make us stronger and more prosperous, but will unite us behind grand ambitions and bring us all closer together".
"We are a nation of pioneers and the next great American frontier is space. It has to be something - but it could be infinity, right?" he said and signed the order.More news: Police search for men involved in Northwoods Mall shooting
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Mr Aldrin replied with a quote made famous by Buzz Lightyear, a character from the animated classic film Toy Story: "Infinity and beyond!" We don't really don't know. "It has to be something - but it could be infinity, right?" "Can you believe that space is going to do that?"
The council was established by President George H.W. Bush in 1989 to advise and assist the president with regard to national space policy and strategy.
The executive order signed by Trump now revives the council and is expected to bolster the country's role in the space sector, and advance the security of USA citizens.
"A users'advisory group also will be convened so that the interests of industries and other non-federal entities are represented".