Buzz Aldrin, former astronaut and the second man to walk on the moon (though possibly the first to yell at the moon), has long called for humans to rise up and colonize Mars. Now, he’s one step closer to making our takeover of the red planet a reality. A concrete plan to leave this garbage planet behind forever? Hell yeah bro, sign us up.
The Verge is reporting that the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute just opened at the Florida Institute of Technology. The 85-year-old envisions it as a place where students can collaborate and research various ways to get humans to live on Mars. The first step? Aldrin thinks we'll first have to try to live on the moon and utilize its resources, as well as take various other trips to Mars.
So while it may be a while before we’re actually living in a house with a white picket fence 140 million miles away, now’s the time to start thinking about making the leap.
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