BY BOB HOLT
Montclair native Buzz Aldrin became the second person to walk on the moon in 1969. Aldrin, now 85, was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2008.
To this point Aldrin had been the most famous space traveler from our state. Now he may be getting company.
Dutch foundation Mars One is organizing plans to establish a settlement on Mars in 2025. The New York Daily News reports that Cassandra Morphy of Keasbey was one of 100 candidates taken from more than 200,000 applications to be considered for a one-way mission to Mars.
â€śWhy do I want to go to Mars? Because itâ€™s there,â€ť Morphy said, according to CBS New York. â€śThere are people who fear the unknown and people who embrace it. Iâ€™m definitely one of the latter. Going to space has been one of my lifelong goals since before I can remember. Going to Mars has been one since I first heard the idea of colonizing,â€ť