Buzz to NASA: You’re Goin’ in the Wrong Direction, So I’m Leading a Space Insurrection…

The crew of Apollo 11
The crew of Apollo 11

Don’t act like no fool
I’ll take you back to space old school!

Apologies for the rap. I was inspired by Buzz and Snoop Dogg.

Anyway, Buzz has co-authored an op-ed piece in which he recommends a new course for NASA:

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin has a problem with NASA’s current manned space plan: Namely, the five-year gap between the shuttle’s scheduled retirement next year and the debut of the Ares I rocket and the Orion spacecraft, which will take us no further than the moon—a place we’ve already been. Aldrin thinks NASA can do better. His plan is to scrap Ares I, stretch out the remaining six shuttle flights and fast-track the Orion to fly on a Delta IV or Atlas V. Then, set our sites on colonizing Mars. Here, Buzz challenges NASA to take on his bolder mission.

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