Astronauts to help tribe open Grand Canyon skywalk

John Herrington, the first Native American in space, and Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, will help the Hualapai Tribe of Arizona open its Grand Canyon Skywalk next month.

The tribe built the $30 million horseshoe-shaped observation deck that extends 70 feet over the canyon. Herrington and Aldrin will be among the first to walk the structure, along with chairman Charlie Vaughn.

A private ceremony for the tribe takes place March 19. Tourists, who will pay $25, can start their walks on March 28.

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