SEMINYAK ~ CNN has announced a summit to be recorded in Singapore that will focus on the future of travel, and feature luminaries such as second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin and the recently returned first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.
The hour-long program, CNN Future Summit: World in Motion, will â€œtake viewers deep into the future and outer space,â€ according to the American all-news network, and is being held in cooperation with the Singapore Tourism Board.
It will be broadcast on November 23 after being filmed a day earlier before a live audience, the network said.
Also joining presenter Richard Quest in the city-state are professor Lino Guzzella, chair of Thermotronics at the prestigious Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and Ian Pearson, a futurologist at British Telecom.
â€œThe program sees Richard Quest and his eminent guests explore how close we are to the reality of a family vacation in space, in addition to looking at the possible benefits of a driverless car, hypersonic air travel and other areas which indicate that science fiction is rapidly becoming science fact,â€ CNN told The Bali Times in a statement.
On July 20, 1969, Aldrin followed Neil Armstrong in making their historic Apollo XI moonwalk. On September 18 this year, Ansari blasted off on an eight-day mission aboard the International Space Station, earning a place in history as the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.