May 2, 2019
Humanity must make a giant leap in space exploration and begin the process of migrating to Mars, argues Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
The 89-year-old said a ‘great migration’ is necessary not only for the sake of exploration but for the ongoing survival of the human race.
Aldrin advocated for a spirit of international collaboration, based on the work being undertaken on the International Space Station, with America taking the lead.
Buzz Aldrin, along with fellow astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, landed on the moon almost 50 years ago.
They did this with a mission, Aldrin wrote in an opinion piece in the Connecticut paper Washington Post.
‘Apollo 11 aimed to prove America’s can-do commitment to space exploration, as well as its national security and technological superiority.’
‘We did all that. We also “Came in Peace for all Mankind”‘
‘More of that is needed now.’
This article was posted: Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:06 am