FWD: [UASR] Aldrin Wants Space Travel for All
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Aldrin Wants Space Travel for All
.c The Associated Press
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - The second man to walk on the moon says he
would like to give ordinary citizens the chance to follow in his footsteps.
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin says that when space travel is opened up to
private citizens, it should not be an exclusive privilege of the wealthy.
Instead, he would like to see everyone given the chance through a
sweepstakes-like contest. Aldrin has formed a nonprofit company called
ShareSpace Foundation Inc., to research the idea.
``We need to start setting a precedent'' of allowing private citizens to go
into space, he said.
Aldrin made his remarks to reporters Friday before narrating an evening
performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga Performing Arts
It was 30 years ago this month that Aldrin and Neil Armstrong took mankind's
first steps on the lunar surface. Currently, Aldrin is traveling the globe to
discuss his and others' latest ideas for exploring the universe.
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