Buzz Aldrin – Air Force pilot, author, engineer and space pioneer - is very clear about Mars. He is a staunch advocate of sending a manned mission to the red planet, a topic about which he expounds in his new book, “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration.”
But Aldrin has very little interest in going there himself.
“I was a pole-vaulter,” said the second person to walk on the moon. “One spurt and you got it.”
No more space missions – especially lengthy ones - for Dr. Aldrin. The 83-year old retired astronaut spoke with ABC News’ Bill Weir about Mars, the Moon, and a host of other interstellar topics in a recent interview for Newsmakers.
In “Mission to Mars,” Aldrin advocated for a grand international campaign to send people to Mars by the year 2035. He drew on his experience with the Apollo program.
“Going to the moon was a national effort," he said. "Going to Mars … [is an] extension of our capabilities. Of the Earth’s capabilities, of human beings. That should be aRead More »from Buzz Aldrin’s Martian Dreams