Turning Points in US History

19Apr 16
Buzz Aldrin Dreams Of Humans On Mars By 2040

Buzz Aldrin dreams of humans on Mars by 2040

Buzz Aldrin in 1969 became the second human to walk on the Moon, and now he believes humans could walk on Mars as soon as 2040. Achieving that goal would be a huge challenge. The journey would be complex and very expensive. Aldrin suggested the United States would need to partner with other countries in the effort.…

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Learn amazing facts about U.S. history’s most dramatic moments with Turning Points in U.S. History. Each book examines a significant historical event, showcases multiple historical perspectives, and reflects on what led up to the event and its impact on the world at large. Profiles of the event’s key players and groups point out their specific contributions. Think About It sidebars guide the reader in critical thinking.