To Infinity and Beyond!


On July 16 1969, a giant rocket, called the Apollo 11, was launched into space. In the rocket three men; Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, were hoping for a safe mission, knowing that they would change history. Just four days later the three men aboard landed on the moon. It was there that they left a plaque reading “Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the moon July 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all mankind.” Of those three men only two would set foot on the moon, Neil Armstrong was the first while Buzz Aldrin was right behind him. They arrived home on July 24 and were welcomed back as international “heroes”.

Buzz Aldrin, who is now 85, has recently come out with a new children’s book titled “Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet” and he is currently touring the country speaking about his new book. He believes that like he reached the moon, humans will also walk on Mars. Meant to inspire future generations to shoot for “Infinity and Beyond!” he hopes that Mars will become the future home for humans.

Telling future generations to experience as many great opportunities as possible he uses this metaphor to illustrate what he has to say, “Stretch your arms out and catch or experience as many opportunities between your outstretched arms. As you move along don’t just go on one path, but maximize the opportunities to look and see what suits you best, what you suit best and what that combination could be.”

In the end, Dr. Aldrin urges and envisions future generations of Earth living on Mars and calling it home. For the future is there to “Create. Advance. Move ahead, to the unknown opportunities.”