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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Friday's Connector of the Day: Buzz Aldrin

January 21st, 2010
03:08 PM ET

Arguably one of the most defining images of the 20th century was the picture of the first man walking on the moon.

Buzz Aldrin poses on the surface of the moon in 1969.

Buzz Aldrin poses on the surface of the moon in 1969.

Nearly 40 years later, people are still fascinated by the mission to the moon and the people who were behind it.

One of those astronauts was Buzz Aldrin - one of the few people to actually set foot on the surface of the moon.

Click here to visit Buzz Aldrin's website

As a young astrophysicist, Aldrin was hired by NASA in 1963.

Six year later, Aldrin, along with Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong headed for the moon aboard Apollo 11... the rest is history.

The legendary astronaut, who turned 80 this week, has continued to promote space exploration all these years later.

Last June he teamed up with rapper Snoop Dog to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Lunar landing in a music video on the popular website, http://www.funnyordie.com.

The rap video coincided with the release of Aldrin's book, "Magnificent Desolation" which covered everything from his Apollo 11 mission to his battle with alcoholism.

Here's your chance to ask former astronaut Buzz Aldrin your question.

Perhaps you want to know what it was really like on the moon or what it feels like to wear a space suit. What does outer space feel like? Was it hard adjusting to life back on earth?

Please leave your questions below.

Six degrees: Adebayor to Estefan

January 21st, 2010
02:53 PM ET

It’s now time to lay down our weekly six degrees challenge where we ask you to connect two people in the news in six short steps.

There’s no correct answer, we’re just looking for the most creative connection that you can make.

This week we’re asking you to link up Manchester City striker and Togo international Emmanuel Adebayor, and latin music icon Emilio Estefan.

Here’s how to play: you need to come up with five other people between the footballer and one of our recent Connectors of the Day.

Submit your unique answers below and we’ll pick the most imaginative answer.

We’ll announce the winner on Friday’s show.

Will religion soon be a thing of the past?

January 21st, 2010
02:44 PM ET

The number of people who consider themselves to be religious, continues to drop around the world, especially in places like the United States.

Over the course of the past ten years, the number of Christians in the U.S. dropped by a staggering 11 percent.

Even the Buddhist religion is struggling to keep followers.

A group of Japanese monks are finding it so hard to attract young people that they have adapted their teaching methods to include rap music and serving alcohol.

It's a similar situation in a number of religions around the world.

It begs the question - will organized religion soon be a thing of the past?

How do you think different faiths will attract followers? Will they need to resort to things like rap music?

We'd like to know what you think.

Please leave your comments below.


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Helping Haiti – Part two

January 21st, 2010
11:34 AM ET