Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin ‘Disappointed’ With America’s Space Program Progress Over Past 50 Years

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"[I'm] disappointed in the progress in the past 50 years"

Speaking at a White House event honoring Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, said he’s “disappointed” with the progress America’s space program has made over the past 50 years. (BuzzAldrin.com image)

(FOX NEWS) – Speaking at a White House event honoring Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon, said he’s “disappointed” with the progress America’s space program has made over the past 50 years.

“[I’m] disappointed in the progress in the past 50 years,” Aldrin said at the event held in the Oval Office. “We had a rocket, the Saturn 5. We have the [number one] rocket and spacecraft and they can’t get into lunar orbit. That’s a great disappointment to me.”

NASA’s Administrator Jim Bridenstine, who was also at the event, said the space agency is “working on it.”

During the event, President Trump said that the Moon landing was “one of the greatest achievements ever,” before adding America would eventually go to Mars, noting that, “From a defense standpoint, it’s very important.”

Trump asked whether astronauts could go straight to Mars without first going to the Moon, to which Bridenstine said no, that a gateway is needed to eventually journey to the Red Planet.

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