"Mission to Mars" by Buzz Aldrin

Famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second human ever to walk on the moon, has a vision for humanity's future in space. And that vision points not to the moon, but Mars. Manned exploration of the Red Planet is the subject of Aldrin's latest book "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration," written with veteran space reporter Leonard David. In a video preview for "Mission to Mars," which is published by National Geographic Books, Aldrin says that humanity is currently living in a "crucial time" when it comes to space travel. In 1903, the Wright brothers ushered in the era of powered flight and just 66 years later, in July 1969, Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to walk on the moon. But will astronauts be homesteading on Mars in 2035 — 66 years after the historic Apollo 11 moon landing? That, Aldrin says, is the goal.

 

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