The Best Buzz Aldrin quotes

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At just 23 years old, Buzz Aldrin became one of the youngest people ever to fly in space. He was also the second man on the moon and a pioneer in more ways than one. To date he has written five books about his experience with NASA and has been awarded three honorary doctorates from various universities for his work as an astronaut, businessman, and ambassador of science.
We are glad to present you the most interesting statements from Buzz Aldrin.

Here are the best Space, Human Beings, Life, World, Earth, Mar quotes from Buzz Aldrin, and much more.


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About Buzz Aldrin

birth of the author

January 20, 1930

country of the author


college of the author

Alma Mater:
United States Military Academy, B.S. 1951, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Sc.D. 1963

occupation of the author

Fighter Pilot

award of the author

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Presidential Medal Of Freedom, Nasa Distinguished Service Medal, Nasa Exceptional Service Medal And More.

army of the author

Colonel United States Air Force


What comes after the moon? I think you can guess: Mars. — Buzz Aldrin

Going to Mars would evolve humankind into a two–planet species. — Buzz Aldrin

Weve got to go [back to the moon]. But we dont want to stay too long. … The ultimate goal is Mars. — Buzz Aldrin

Mars is far more attractive as an outpost colony for earthlings than the moon is. — Buzz Aldrin

what comes after the moon i think you can guess mars Buzz Aldrin quote

Pascal Lee is a true pioneer of Mars exploration. — Buzz Aldrin

I think it’s inevitable that there will be Earthlings establishing a presence on Mars. And I would say that it would certainly take place by 2050 or shortly thereafter. — Buzz Aldrin

Mars is there, waiting to be reached. — Buzz Aldrin

I think there would be no shortage of applicants to the government astronaut corps to be settlers on the planet Mars. And I think this would be very inspiring. — Buzz Aldrin

I think humans will reach Mars, and I would like to see it happen in my lifetime. — Buzz Aldrin

going to mars would evolve humankind into a two planet species Buzz Aldrin quote

The guys who walk on Mars are going to be historic. — Buzz Aldrin

America can take man to the moon, and America can take men to Mars–and beyond. — Buzz Aldrin

There is very little doubt, in my mind, that what the next monumental achievement of humanity will be the first landing by an Earthling, a human being, on the planet Mars. — Buzz Aldrin


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Russia perhaps is still entertaining the possibility that the moons of Mars might have access to ice or water. — Buzz Aldrin

Mars has a bit of air pressure; maybe we can build up that atmosphere to be a bit more accommodating to humans. — Buzz Aldrin

mars is far more attractive as an outpost colony for earthlings than the moon is Buzz Aldrin quote

The first footfalls on Mars will mark a historic milestone, an enterprise that requires human tenacity matched with technology to anchor ourselves on another world. — Buzz Aldrin

The way I see it, commercial interests should manage a lunar base while NASA gets on with the really important task of flying to Mars. — Buzz Aldrin

We could have human intelligence in orbit around Mars, building things there. — Buzz Aldrin

I suggest that going to Mars means permanence on the planet–a mission by which we are building up a confidence level to become a two–planet species. — Buzz Aldrin

Trips to Mars, the Moon, even orbit, will require that we provide astrotourists with as many comforts from home as possible, including paying each other. — Buzz Aldrin

pascal lee is a true pioneer of mars exploration Buzz Aldrin quote

Exploring Mars is a far different venture from Apollo expeditions to the moon; it necessitates leaving our home planet on lengthy missions with a constrained return capability. — Buzz Aldrin

I’m sure that there are places in the deserts in Australia that could be similar to where we might want to go on Mars. — Buzz Aldrin

In Mars, we’ve been given a wonderful set of moons where we can send continuous numbers of people. — Buzz Aldrin

Mars could very well be a staging location for the resources of the asteroid belt. We have to learn how to get a payback somewhere, but it’s beyond Mars that the real payoff will come from minerals. — Buzz Aldrin

The best way to study Mars is with two hands, eyes and ears of a geologist, first at a moon orbiting Mars… and then on the surface. — Buzz Aldrin

mars is there waiting to be reached Buzz Aldrin quote

I think we need to move to the moons of Mars and learn how to control robots that are on the surface. It’s not the impatient way of getting there, but Mars has been there a long time. — Buzz Aldrin


I do celebrity ski races all over the world. — Buzz Aldrin

I feel we need to remind the world about the Apollo missions and that we can still do impossible things. — Buzz Aldrin

I sometImes thInk the three of us mIssed ‘the bIg event’, whIle we were out there on the moon, the world was growIng closer together, rIght here. — Buzz Aldrin

We have the ability, at such high fidelity, to simulate the physical world through computers. But when the spiritual world or human behavior comes into play, we don’t have a very good model for that at all. — Buzz Aldrin

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I don’t believe any pair of people had been more removed physically from the rest of the world than we were. — Buzz Aldrin

Growing up, I was fascinated with Buck Rogers’ airplanes. As I began to mature in World War II, it became jets and rocket planes. But it was always in the air. — Buzz Aldrin


If you want poets in space, you’ll have to wait. — Buzz Aldrin

Not everyone will understand this need for America to lead the world in space. — Buzz Aldrin

You can never tell when a commercial space venture will suddenly become viable. — Buzz Aldrin

if you want poets in space you ll have to wait Buzz Aldrin quote

We must still think of ourselves as pioneers to understand the importance of space. — Buzz Aldrin

If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. — Buzz Aldrin

It’s time to open the space frontier to citizen explorers. — Buzz Aldrin

Space travel for everyone is the next frontier in the human experience. — Buzz Aldrin

The view from space is like having a globe on your desk––it’s a broadening experience. — Buzz Aldrin

not everyone will understand this need for america to lead the world in space Buzz Aldrin quote

Everyone who’s been in space would, I’m sure, welcome the opportunity for a return to the exhilarating experiences there. — Buzz Aldrin

They didn’t tell me I was going into space until after they locked the shuttle doors and started counting down. — Buzz Aldrin

There were about six years when there was not one American who went into space. We shouldn’t do that again. — Buzz Aldrin

Having walked on the Moon, I know something about what we need to explore, really explore, in space. — Buzz Aldrin

Space tourism is a logical outgrowth of the adventure tourist market. — Buzz Aldrin

you can never tell when a commercial space venture will suddenly become viable Buzz Aldrin quote

If you want to say that the sky is black, and if I’m there, even if I fall back down again, I will be weightless for a period of time–maybe that’s the definition of space. — Buzz Aldrin

In space, you don’t get that much noise. Noise doesn’t propagate in a vacuum. — Buzz Aldrin

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Space is not just going up and coming back down again. Space is getting into orbit and being there, living there, establishing a presence, a permanence. — Buzz Aldrin

One of the major problems with long–term deep space human flight is the requirement for radiation shielding. — Buzz Aldrin

I think both the space shuttle program and the International Space Station program have not really lived up to their expectations. — Buzz Aldrin

we must still think of ourselves as pioneers to understand the importance of space Buzz Aldrin quote

Only a large–volume market like space travel can attack the barrier of high costs. — Buzz Aldrin

Space architectures capable of supporting a permanent human presence on Mars are extraordinarily complex, with many different interdependent systems. — Buzz Aldrin

A space program that truly goes somewhere! With his deeds, not only words, President Obama has revitalized our struggling space program. — Buzz Aldrin

Anthony and the Magic Picture Frame’ tells it like it really was in America’s early space program–the adventure, the risks, and the rewards. — Buzz Aldrin

As someone who flew two space capsules and twice landed in the ocean, I can attest from personal experience how much logistics work is needed to get you home. — Buzz Aldrin

if we can conquer space we can conquer childhood hunger Buzz Aldrin quote

To move forward, what’s required is a unified space agenda based on exploration, science, development, commerce, and security. — Buzz Aldrin

I don’t think we’re going to build a 50–person spacecraft or a 100–person spacecraft. — Buzz Aldrin


I realize that my life is not the common ordinary person. — Buzz Aldrin

It’s been one of the greatest challenges that ever came along in my life; it was one of the more difficult things to do. — Buzz Aldrin

Astronauts are not superhuman. They lead ordinary lives and have varied personalities. — Buzz Aldrin

i realize that my life is not the common ordinary person Buzz Aldrin quote

There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space. — Buzz Aldrin

To me, that is one of the most important principles of life: Never leave your friends behind. — Buzz Aldrin

Like actors and writers who are on and off again in terms of employment, I had a very unstructured life. — Buzz Aldrin

I don’t go through life verbalizing what I feel. — Buzz Aldrin

My sister called me ‘Buzzard’ when I was a baby–she couldn’t say ‘Brother’ so I’ve been Buzz my whole life. — Buzz Aldrin

astronauts are not superhuman they lead ordinary lives and have varied personalities Buzz Aldrin quote

Timing has always been a key element in my life. I have been blessed to have been in the right place at the right time. — Buzz Aldrin

The life expectancy of people going to Mars may be decreased by the higher level of radiation that they receive. — Buzz Aldrin

When I was a little kid, we only knew about our nine planets. Since then, we’ve downgraded Pluto but have discovered that other solar systems and stars are common. So life is probably quite prevalent. — Buzz Aldrin

When we get there, if we don’t find any life on Mars, from that point on there will be life on Mars because we’ll bring it there, whether it’s germs and leftover urine bags, whatever it is. — Buzz Aldrin

From there, people can make the final assembly and check out of all the habitation and final supplies and all the life support systems, if they are successful doing that, they can go down and land [on mars]. — Buzz Aldrin

The society of life on Mars, or the challenge of making Mars more livable, will have significant benefits on our attempts to modify and change in some ways the environment here on Earth. — Buzz Aldrin


I was lucky enough to have been born on this planet earth, in this admirable country of the United States of America. — Buzz Aldrin

Every couple of years, we could dispatch people from Earth to Mars. — Buzz Aldrin

My first biography written in ’73 was not ‘Journey To The Moon.’ It was ‘Return To Earth.’ Because for me, that was the more difficult task–disappointment. — Buzz Aldrin

From the distance of the moon, Earth was four times the size of a full moon seen from Earth. It was a brilliant jewel in the black velvet sky. — Buzz Aldrin

every couple of years we could dispatch people from earth to mars Buzz Aldrin quote

At 10,000 feet, the 3 parachutes would come out, a little lower the pressure of the atmosphere outside was greater than inside, and we could smell the salt air and it was very encouraging to return to earth. — Buzz Aldrin

I know: If you’re looking down at Earth, you’re looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds. — Buzz Aldrin

The first human beings to land on Mars should not come back to Earth. They should be the beginning of a build–up of a colony/settlement, I call it a ‘permanence’. — Buzz Aldrin


The final frontier may be human relationships, one person to another. — Buzz Aldrin

Is the destiny of the human species to sit back and play with our mouse and computer and imagine, fantasize? — Buzz Aldrin

the final frontier may be human relationships one person to another Buzz Aldrin quote

Ray Bradbury is one who is contributing to the understanding of the imagination and the curiosity of the human race. — Buzz Aldrin

Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it’s actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species. — Buzz Aldrin

Human rights problems will always exist for years to come, but maybe they’ll lessen somewhat. — Buzz Aldrin

Regardless of how you believe the universe was created, it is there waiting for humans to explore. — Buzz Aldrin

My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human–produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming. — Buzz Aldrin

I believe that every human has a finite number of heart–beats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. — Buzz Aldrin

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