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Well it's no secret that legendary space pioneer Buzz Aldrin continues to champion space travel Aldrin the second man to walk on the moon.
Believes that we need to focus on March and not the moon.
As the next frontier.
In his new book mission to Mars Aldrin makes -- case the why he feels.
Mark travel is so important.
Mars is by far the most have a hole location in the solar system.
-- It it -- -- -- it's a little bit longer than our 24 hours -- seasons.
It's a little further away and it's.
So it would be and further away it's a little cooler.
Ice and carbon dioxide.
The atmosphere is.
Pretty thin and this carbon dioxide.
It's about the kind of pressure that we have here -- -- thousand feet.
So you do indeed a space suit and I think it will be a monumental.
When we'd -- content.
System how confident are you that.
We can move forward.
And direction that would support what your dream where it's starting out.
And a weakened condition if anybody thinks about trying to compete with other countries.
We've got an inferior program to start with.
And and that's not not too good considering.
What we did.
And it Apollo seventeen.
We have rover we were outside the spacecraft for seven hours for three successive days.
You have got to find anybody going to the mood been doing that I'm the first mention what you're able to accomplish and now with -- -- At this point 2013.
Extremely weekend well in order to.
The same thing.
Leave well in order to look like we're progressing.
We don't want to go back to the moon and do less than we were able to to.
By that time fifty years ago so it's it's a great disadvantage.
Looking for at that point but what else do we lose.
We lose the opportunity.
To be a leader a stand back -- leader of what happens -- the movement.
Let me ask you this what about the race -- underweight with private companies today trying to take.
Regular citizens up in space and also.
To the moon pain maybe perhaps even to Mars is that a good thing.
There are several companies.
That have proposed to be able to take and number of people.
-- mess -- or -- The most.
Well known is Richard Branson's.
Virgin galactic I'm sure that when ever every company.
Country goes to the movement.
Other than United States we will go as a national effort just like we did.
And when we go to Mars it will be a national effort harnessing the resources that we had.
And if the United States has.
Spent resource is going back to the moon again.
It and in some way to make sense.
Then we will have deny ourselves those resources to build a gradual way.
To get to Mars and we want to -- to come away with when they read your book what you want them to understand.
There clearly is a path that leads toward American and American greatness.
Within the 21 century by achieving.
Things that are new and innovative inspiring.
And that lead the rest of the world.
And this note in his book he writes America do you still dream great dreams do you still believe in yourself.
I call upon our next generation of space explorers and our political leaders to give an affirmative yes that's the case he makes for making that for --
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