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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Space News) May 12, 2013

Buzz Aldrin discusses vision for Mars exploration In his new book, "Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration," Buzz Aldrin urges American leaders to aim for Mars and let other countries focus on the moon. He says the future of humanity is on the red planet, and he would like to see the White House make a commitment to the manned exploration of Mars. May 8, 2013

Mars One CEO: Don't have babies on Mars A Martian colony would be too hazardous a place for children, warns Bas Lansdorp, the leader of an effort to establish a colony on the Red Planet in 2023. It's not clear if pregnancy would be possible on the planet or what effect high radiation levels would have on an unborn child, scientists say. "We are not in the business of telling people what to do, but astronauts are very responsible people. When they realize they are living in a dangerous place, they will know what to do, that it's not right," said Lansdorp, co-founder and CEO of the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One. May 8, 2013

Space shuttle building becomes fueling center Part of a former space shuttle facility soon will become a space for satellite fueling, a business run by United Paradyne of Santa Maria, Calif. "In the long-term, we're looking to expand our operations, and there's a lot going on there at Kennedy," said CEO Joseph Hasay, "so we hope to procure more work and grow our...

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