The legendary Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin paid tribute to “everyone” on NASA and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) this week for the successful landing of the Perseverance Rover on Mars surface.
In July 1969, after Neil Armstrong performed the Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin, the second person to land on the moon, was receiving advice from Fox News. “Cavuto Live” shared his observations during an interview.
The New Jersey native, who turned 91 in January this year, has always been an advocate of the US space program. He is committed to exploring Mars, the second planet after the earth that is far from the sun.
According to the Associated Press, Fox host Neil Cavuto started this field by sharing the latest video image of Mars, which was captured by Perseverance.
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“I think this is a tribute to everyone in NASA by Jim Bridenstine and everyone else, especially everyone in the JPL control room.”
NASA Director Bridenstine, appointed by former President Donald Trump, left the agency on January 20, and President Biden took office.
Cavuto later asked Aldrin to estimate the year in which humans will be able to reach the surface of Mars.
Aldrin replied: “About 10 years ago, that is, 20 years ago, my estimate was around 2030, 2033, which is earlier than most other people thought.”
He continued: “We have to do a lot of things in Artemis. This is our manned program for the moon landing…” “So it will launch the first one to the moon, and then the public will be ready to see the next one, which will It is a major improvement to manned missions.”
The Associated Press reported that other planned missions to Mars include a smaller Mars rover scheduled to land in China in late spring, and a spacecraft that flew into Mars orbit from the United Arab Emirates last week.
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Aldrin became news as early as January, when he received his first coronavirus vaccination a few days before his 91st birthday.
Aldrin wrote on Twitter: “I urge everyone to sign up for vaccination as soon as they are eligible, so that life can return to normal as soon as possible.”
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