WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Buzz Aldrin, famous for being the second human being to step on the surface of the Moon, has an astronomical plan to send people to live on Mars.
This isn’t typically something one would discuss on a Sports Talk radio station, but when Holden and Danny booked Buzz freaking Aldrin on the show, what were they going to do? Turn him away?
“Well there’s a group of people in the Netherlands who put together a company. It’s called “Mars One: One Way Trip,” Aldrin said on 106.7 The Fan.
“They’ve had almost 80,000 applicants,” he continued. “I believe they’re planning a departure around 2023 to send a number of people to Mars.”
While Aldrin wasn’t certain of the more technical aspects of the trip, which one would assume by that he means how they’re physically going to hop from planet to planet, he said the real challenge is convincing people that the trip is intended to establish permanent residence, which he believes can be done by 2035.
Permanent residence on Mars.