All that Buzz about Mars

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin displays a copy of his new book as he speaks at the launch of the PayPal Galactic initiative at the SETI institute in Mountain View, Calif., Thursday, June 27, 2013. The program aims to bring together leaders in the space industry working on the issues around the commercialization of space, including what currency will be used, how banking systems will adapt, managing risk and fraud, and customer support. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

By NewsGram Staff Writer

Buzz-Aldrin-400x503After the colonization of countries and states, Buzz Aldrin,the second man on the Moon has announced a ‘master plan’ to colonize Mars by 2040.

On August 27, Aldrin in association with the Florida  Institute of  Technology announced “a master plan” to set up  a human settlement on Mars by 2040. He envisions using Mars’s moons, Phobos and Deimos, as steppingstones for astronauts. Aldrin wants his mission to complete by 2039 which shall mark the 70th  anniversary of his historic July 20,1969 walk on the Moon with Neil Armstrong.

The astronaut will be a research professor and senior faculty adviser at FIT.

“I am proud of my time at NASA with the Gemini 12 and Apollo programmes but I hope to be remembered more for my contributions to the future,” said Aldrin. The latter has been planning missions to Mars since 1985, with a concept known as the Aldrin Mars Cycler, a “spacecraft system with perpetual cycling orbits between Earth and Mars.”

This trip is expected to last 10 years.