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Buzz Aldrin makes the case for a one-way manned mission to Mars
Buzz Aldrin makes the case for a one-way manned mission to Mars

Buzz Aldrin, the moonwalking astronaut, keeps an office on the 10th floor of a stately condominium building in Westwood. Now 84, he considers himself a “global statesman for space” and expends his considerable vitality advocating for manned exploration of the cosmos from the helm of Buzz Aldrin Enterprises. Here, on a recent weekday morning, Aldrin entertained a small entourage of Hollywood actors, screenwriters and publicists over an unopened box of Krispy Kreme donuts. The occasion was a meet-and-greet with the young stars of “Earth to Echo,” a new movie about a lonely alien stuck on Earth and the teenagers who try to send it home. (Think “E.T.” for the post-VCR set.) Amid the...

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