[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1426210175″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511rtxQJRVL._SL160_.jpg” width=”107″]Who remembers who came second? Just about everyone in the case of the second person to walk on the Moon, (Edwin Eugene) “Buzz” Aldrin. He memorably described the Moon as “magnificent desolation” during his first Moonwalk.There’s been many ups and downs since then, battles with alcohol and depression; voiceovers and cameos in various TV shows and movies. And I have to mention his admirable reaction when ambushed by Apollo conspiracy theorist Bart Sibrel: the then 72-year-old landed a punch on Sibrel’s jaw. Now 83, Buzz is pushing the case for Mars in a new book.

The book is released on May 7th 2013 and the blurb states:

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Legendary “space statesman” Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to push the boundaries of the universe as we know it. As a pioneering astronaut who first set foot on the moon during mankind’s first landing of Apollo 11–and as an aerospace engineer who designed an orbital rendezvous technique critical to future planetary landings–Aldrin has a vision, and in this book he plots out the path he proposes, taking humans to Mars by 2035.





Foreword by Andrew Aldrin
Chapter 1: The View from Air Force One
Chapter 2: Time for Decision-making
Chapter 3: Your Space: Building the Business Case
Chapter 4: Dreams of My Moon
Chapter 5: Voyage to Armageddon
Chapter 6: The March to Mars
Chapter 7: Homesteading the Red Planet
Chapter 8: The Clarion Call

Here’s a short audio grab of Buzz talking about Mars in 2009:

Buzz also has around 800,000 followers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRealBuzz

You might also be interested in some of the other books about Buzz, including his autobiography Magnificent Desolation:

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