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 NASAâ€™s current manned space plan: Namely, the five-year gap between the shuttleâ€™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 moonâ€”a place weâ€™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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