Archive for August, 2013

Buzz Aldrin Remains Unconvinced Of Mars One’s Ability To Build Human Colony On Red Planet

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Pioneering astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants to see humans on Mars by 2035, but he doesn’t think the nonprofit organization Mars One will be the first to achieve it.

Aldrin joined HuffPost Live this week to discuss his new book “Mission to Mars,” in which he outlines his vision for the future of space exploration. Aldrin told HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski that he commends Mars One for generating great interest in the idea of living on the planet permanently. Still, he said he’s not convinced they have the technology to build a human colony on Mars by their goal of 2023.

“Monumental achievements by humanity should be done by major organizations as much together as possible,” Aldrin said.

To date, Mars One has received about 165,000 applications from individuals who want to live out their lives on Mars. But the organization has received fewer than expected applications from astronauts.

Aldrin said that he believes international cooperation will be essential in advancing our exploration of Mars and that he’s skeptical of any one group or corporation who sets out to do it alone. He said he’s also skeptical of billionaire Elon Musk’s goal of reaching Mars in 15 years.

“Is there profit to be made as businesses usually do or is this a demonstration of one corporation and one individual leading?” Aldrin asked. “Where does that leave the world? Where does that leave the nation?”

Watch the Full Interview with Buzz Aldrin on HuffPost Live.

Buzz attending American’s Cup

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Buzz Aldrin will be in attendance at the 2013 America’s Cup on Tuesday, September 10 in San Francisco.

HuffPost Live Buzz Aldrin On Space Exploration

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Buzz to give talk for Cengage

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Buzz Aldrin will be giving a talk and Q&A at the Cengage conference in Kiawah, South Carolina on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

Date:
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time:
TBA
Location:
Private Event

Animal Rescue Charity

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Buzz will be attending an Animal Rescue Charity event on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the United Kingdom

Date:
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Time:
TBA
Location:
Private Event