This week our guest, Buzz Aldrin, is famous for walking on the moon on July 21, 1969. But he has something a bit bigger in his sights.
He is a celebrated engineer and the author of many books, including a series of science fiction novels he co-authored with John Barnes, Encounter with Tiber and The Return. His latest book, Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration outlines his vision for an American led expedition and colonization of the Red Planet.
Buzz envisions a transportation network known as the Aldrin Cylcer - think of the early transcontinental railroads, they were the transportation backbone, they moved people and cargo vast distances. Imagine this, but as a cyclical system between Earth and Mars.
We spoke with Buzz about his work in science fiction, the spirit of exploration, how humans can get to Mars by 2035, and what’s next for the moon.