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Astronaut Aldrin plans human colony on Mars

Astronaut Aldrin plans human colony on Mars
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Melbourne (PTI): US Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has laid out an ambitious plan of setting up a human colony on Mars...

interMelbourne (PTI): US Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, has laid out an ambitious plan of setting up a human colony on Mars within the next two decades. The 83-year-old astronaut, who joined the late Neil Armstrong for a globally watched and remembered leap on the Moon in 1969 has revealed his plans to have a human colony on the Red Planet by the mid 2030s in his new book. Having his sight set on the next big step for man: Mars, Aldrin said he wanted to inspire children to be interested in space, 'news.com.au' reported. "We need more kids to be adventurous and curious about what's out there," he said. "We need the next generation to be our Mars generation. I'm very passionate about getting man to Mars and starting a colony there. I've outlined my plan of how to get us there in my new book, Mission to Mars coming out by National Geographic in May of this year," Aldrin said. Aldrin is also starting a competition that will give Australians the chance to take a once-in-a-lifetime journey into space, the report said. One Australian will be granted a seat aboard the Lynx spacecraft to be taken more than 100 km into space.
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