Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

American astronaut
Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.; January 20, 1930) is an American former astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot. He made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission, and, as Lunar Module Eagle pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two people to land on the Moon.Wikipedia
BornJanuary 20, 1930
HometownGlen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
Net worth$12 million
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseAnca Faur, Lois Driggs Cannon, Beverly Van Zile, Joan Archer
ChildrenAndrew Aldrin, James Aldrin, Janice Aldrin
ParentsEdwin Eugene Aldrin Sr.


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On This Day: When man stepped on the moon for second time in 1969 in 'other' Apollo mission

The first set of astronauts to land on the moon, in July 1969, were part of Apollo 11, led by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who made headlines around the world. But what about the second group, who followed in the one small footstep made by Armstrong and made their own giant leap? The names of those astronauts may not trip off the tongue like their predecessors, but they too made history. On 19 November 1969, 52 years ago, the astronauts of Apollo 12 took their own moonwalk. The crew of Commander Charles “Pete” Conrad, lunar module pilot Alan L Bean and command module pilot Richard F Gordon launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on 14 November 1969, just four months after Armstrong, Aldrin and Michael Collins.
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