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Apollo 11 Astronauts Want NASA to Focus on Mars

It was 40 years ago when Apollo 11 created history. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin had made it to the moon which was certainly an incredible feat achieved by mankind. Today, in a public reunion of the Apollo 11 crew, two of the crew members Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin said that the focus should now turn to Mars instead of Moon and efforts should be made again to send a manned mission to Mars.

U.S. space agency NASA had announced that it aims to launch another manned mission to Moon by 2020. However, the Apollo 11 astronauts want that they should be preparing for men to land on Mars instead of Moon. According to BBC, Michael Collins always aimed for Mars. He said, "Sometimes I think I flew to the wrong place. Mars was always my favourite as a kid and it still is today."

Neil Armstrong who is the first man to land on moon shared some nostalgic moments as he talked about the historical mission. He said that Apollo 11 was a true symbol of hard work and great leadership in a great nation. Like his fellow crew members Aldrin and Collins, he pushed for a Mars mission too.

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