Q&A: Buzz Aldrin Discusses His Vision for Mars
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants humans to visit Mars—and stay there.
Aldrin has written seven books, produced computer games, and even recorded a rap song with Snoop Dogg. A tireless advocate for human space travel, the former astronaut developed the Aldrin Cycler, a system that allows spacecraft to orbit continually between Mars and Earth, providing regular transportation between the two planets.
In his newest book, "Mission to Mars," Aldrin lays out a comprehensive plan that would lead to permanent human settlements on Mars in the next 25 years. National Geographic magazine's Bill Douthitt spoke with Aldrin about the future of space travel.
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