One day, Apollo 15 astronaut Jim Irwin came to my neighboring village to hold a lecture. At age 12, I imagined a moonwalker to be a superhero: big, strong and a bit arrogant.

However, when I met the 8th man to walk on the moon in person, I had before me a man who was slight and unassuming. His story was incredible, a great lesson in humility and hope for me as a child. It was then that I started to believe in my own dreams!

And it was the desire to share that experience that motivated my wife Bettina and I to create SWISSAPOLLO together in 2009.

Reconvilier Irwin
Lukas Viglietti in the group of young children listening to astronaut Jim Irwin, who is standing on the right. Salle des Fêtes, Reconvilier, 1981.



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