Neil Armstrong was the first person who landed on the Moon first, but can you remember the name of the second person who landed on the Moon after Neil Armstrong? It’s Buzz Aldrin (also know as Edwin Aldrin). Recently, 83-year-old Buzz Aldrin announced that he plans to take people to Mars by 2035.
Buzz Aldrin was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 11. Although he retired from NASA in 1971, he did not forget the space, rather he started thinking about space. Aldrin has written a book named “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration” in which he has outlined his vision for taking humans to Mars by 2035.
Aldrin’s proposal involves establishing a base for three-person crews on a Moon of Mars and then taking humans to the red planet from there. He envisions a cooperative effort with other countries including China, Russian, and Japan, but with United States in the lead.
Aldrin said, “We have an opportunity for American leadership to go down in history making a commitment that will be remembered for thousands of years. Why would we not take it?”
If astronauts can live on the Moon by 2020 and Russia can send man to the Moon and Mars by 2030, then why not Aldrin can think in this way? However, do you think Aldrin’s plan of taking humans to Mars by 2035 will be materialized by that time? Share your thoughts with us in the comments box.