Buzz Aldrin's Master Plan for Colonizing Mars

Famed astronaut envisions decade-long tours of duty on the Red Planet.

Aldrin, 85, who was the second person to walk on the moon in 1969, is teaming up with the Florida Institute of Technology to create an actionable plan for getting humans to Mars in the next quarter century.

Mars is located approximately 140 million miles away from Earth, which translates to about nine months of space travel to get to the Red Planet.

While some initiatives like the private Mars One bill the possible trip as a one-way mission, Aldrin said he believes humans could go on ten year tours of duty with the intent of returning to Earth.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.