Buzz Aldrin's Advice to Norm Augustine

Buzz Aldrin to NASA: U.S. Space Policy Is on the Wrong Track, Popular Mechanics

"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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