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Mars colony ambition is given a Buzz.

SPACE pioneer Buzz Aldrin said yesterday that the world should press on with establishing a human settlement on Mars.

The second person to walk on the moon said that setting up habitation on the surface of the red planet was a "wonderful objective" for humanity.

Given the backdrop of the ailing world economy, space exploration could offer younger generations much-needed goals, the 79-year-old said.

"America helped to take the world to the moon and America certainly can help lead the world in the direction of Mars."

Dr Aldrin is promoting his memoirs Magnificent Desolation - a title taken from his comment when setting foot on the moon.


WHAT A BUZZ... astronaut Buzz Aldrin wants the world to colonise Mars.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 4, 2009
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