Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon and space advocate, has over the past few months spoken out about a Monolith on the moon Phobos of Mars. The former Apollo 11 astronaut has spoken with President Barack Obama about Phobos tweaking greater attention by NASA planners to look to the future and how to get there.
The interest in the small moon of Mars has attracted science investment from the Europeans and Russians space mission planners and scientists. Answers and more questions are expected as a Russian space probe Phobos-Grunt lands on Phobos in 2012 and a Chinese spacecraft is inserted into the orbit of The Red Planet at the same time.
Aldrin's continued advocacy of the moon Phobos is becoming more interesting as he shares a model of the smallest Mars moon with the President, space scientists, commercial space launch executives, and the popular media - all who tend to draw comparison to the mystery monoliths of the movies 2001 and 2010. Soviet space history gives rise to many Phobos mysteries too.