Buzz Aldrin has joined a team at the Florida Institute of Technology. The team, along with Aldrin, intends on colonizing Mars within 25 years.
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Legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin was among the first humans to walk on the moon, and he’s once again at the forefront of a pioneering space endeavor.
Aldrin has joined a team at the Florida Institute of Technology intent on colonizing Mars within 25 years.
The opening of the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute, which will focus on researching means of populating the Red Planet, is planned for the fall of this year.
Among them is a transport concept referred to as “Aldrin Mars Cycler,” which would perpetually orbit between Mars and Earth.
Aldrin noted the moons Deimos and Phobos are ideal stepping-off points for the colonizers and that he would like to see the astronauts’ trip durations last about a decade.
He commented, “The Pilgrims on the Mayflower came here to live and stay. They didn’t wait around Plymouth Rock for the return trip, and neither will people building up a population and a settlement.”
It’s also his preference that the endeavor be enacted in the year marking the 70th anniversary of his own historic moon venture.
That date is, however, somewhat negotiable. 2040, the year following it, also falls in the plan’s current timeline.
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