Buzz Aldrin Blazing a Trail to Mars NewsFactor Network

‘When we decide to do it, we must be committed to a growing permanence on Mars,’ legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin told NewsFactor. ‘The investment is so large. To just go with a limited number of people for a limited amount of time, then cease going – we shouldn’t have started in the first place.’ Buzz Aldrin, whose footprints still dot the windless surface of the moon, wants the next step in space exploration to be cruise ships to Mars — not with shuffleboard or bad lounge entertainers, though. In an exclusive interview with NewsFactor, Aldrin talked about how he is applying his knowledge and vision — along with that of the three universities with which he is collaborating — to the challenge of how to get from Earth to the red planet.