Monday, June 29, 2009

NASA Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin to hip-hop President Barack Obama re Mars: Yes We Can

Cheers to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin for his campaign to convince President Barack Obama , NASA and the American public that United States space policy is on the wrong trajectory. Advocating an extension of space shuttle missions and only a limited return to the moon, Aldrin believes we should set our sites on colonizing Mars. Check out some recent interviews with and articles by Buzz Aldrin:

“Questions for Buzz Aldrin -- The Man on the Moon,” interview with Deborah Solomon, The New York Times Magazine, June 15, 2009

“Let's aim for Mars,” op-ed by Buzz Aldrin, CNN, June 23, 2009

“Buzz Aldrin to NASA: U.S. Space Policy Is on the Wrong Track,” article by Buzz Aldrin, Popular Mechanics, June 24, 2009

“Moon Walker Buzz Aldrin: Time to Settle on Mars,” interview with Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, The Wall Street Journal, June 25, 2009

Aldrin recently recorded a rap song and video with hip-hop star Snoop Dogg to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11's July 1969 landing on the moon. The song, "Rocket Experience", was Aldrin's idea as part of his mission to reignite public interest in the United States space program and to teach younger generations about the importance of space exploration. Here's one of the lines from the song:

"I'm the spaceman, I'm the rocket man, it's time to venture far, let's take a trip to Mars, our destiny is to the stars."

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