Monday, July 20, 2009

Apollo 11 astronaut Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin deploys a foil sheet for collecting solar particles near the Eagle lunar lander in July 1969. July 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing. Today Aldrin advocates a return to space targeted at Mars and other long-distance exploration missions.

Apollo 11 photograph courtesy NASA

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do we really need to visit Mars?