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Jersey-Mars Connection: Cassandra Morphy Trying to One-Up N.J.'s Buzz Aldrin

Jersey-Mars Connection: Cassandra Morphy Trying to One-Up N.J.'s Buzz Aldrin
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

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.

“Why do I want to go to Mars? Because it’s there,” Morphy said, according to CBS New York. “There are people who fear the unknown and people who embrace it. I’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,”

 

Residential Fire Sprinklers in All New Homes in N.J.? It Could Happen

Residential Fire Sprinklers in All New Homes in N.J.?  It Could Happen
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by N.J. Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Jerry Green, Mila Jasey and Shavonda Sumter requiring the installation ...

Blue and Green Roofs! N.J. Fostering Design of Energy Efficient Buildings

Blue and Green Roofs!  N.J. Fostering Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
BY REGINA WILDER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Wayne DeAngelo, Nancy Pinkin, Tim Eustace and L. Grace Spencer designed to encourage the creation ...

Plan to Reinvigorate Manufacturing in N.J.

Plan to Reinvigorate Manufacturing in N.J.
BY JENNIFER SCIORTINO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D., Bob Andrzejczak, Vince Mazzeo, Joseph Lagana, Gabrie...

UPDATE: New Jersey Freezing Cold Weather Forecast

UPDATE: New Jersey Freezing Cold Weather Forecast
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

You know it’s cold in New Jersey when wind chill levels above zero feel like a relief.

Now the winds are dying down, but the forecast is getting worse. More snow is on t...

Gov. Christie's Ratings Drop in N.J. as Presidential Buzz Increases

Gov. Christie's Ratings Drop in N.J. as Presidential Buzz Increases
BY ERIC GUNDERSEN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Gov. Chris Christie’s job ratings in New Jersey have continued their post-Labor Day decline according to the Monmouth University Poll. Nearly two-thir...

Put N.J. Roads on a Low-Salt Diet

Put N.J. Roads on a Low-Salt Diet
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

As any doctor will tell you, too much salt in your diet is bad for your health. The same goes for salt on your local roads.

Why? Bec...

Put N.J. Roads on a Low-Salt Diet

Put N.J. Roads on a Low-Salt Diet
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

As any doctor will tell you, too much salt in your diet is bad for your health. The same goes for salt on your local roads.

Why? Bec...

Common Household Pesticide Linked to ADHD

Common Household Pesticide Linked to ADHD
BY ROBIN LALLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain’s dopamine system -- responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and in...

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