Apollo 11 50th Anniversary: Watch A Never-Before-Seen Buzz Aldrin Interview About The Moon Landing, Mars—And Possibility Of Alien Life – Forbes
“You know why Neil Armstrong went out first?” asked Buzz Aldrin, leaning forward in his chair to pose a question left unanswered for five decades. “Because he was closest to the hatch.’”
Aldrin, 89, journeyed to the moon with Armstrong in July 1969, and together their Apollo 11 flight created one of history’s most indelible moments. In the years since, Aldrin has become a passionate advocate for returning to space and rekindling America’s ambition to explore the outer limits. To accomplish that goal, he said, the U.S. can’t do it alone, and the country should dream bigger than the moon.
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“No one nation can really go to Mars by itself,” he said at a 2016 Forbes Summit on Philanthropy, a gathering of the world’s greatest thinkers and richest people. “It’s way too much money—even for Elon Musk.”
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Aldrin’s remarks have never been published in their entirety before, but to mark Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, we’re doing so now in the video above.
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