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Buzz Aldrin's Biography

 
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Dr. Buzz Aldrin was born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr in Montclair, New Jersey on January 20, 1930.

Buzz Aldrin got a Dsc in Astronautics at M.I.T. He served in Korea, flying 66 combat missions. In October 1963, Buzz Aldrin became one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA.

With the Gemini Program, Buzz Aldrin established the record for extra-vehicular activities and was the first man to take photographs of an eclipse of the sun from space.

On Apollo XI he made the first lunar landing with Neil Armstrong on July 20 1969.

In 2010, Buzz Aldrin was coupled with Ashly Costa on Dancing with the Stars. They were the second couple to be eliminated.

In 2013, Buzz Aldrin wrote a book entitled Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration.

In November 2016, Buzz Aldrin was evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.

The former astronaut was visiting Antarctica in a tourist group.


 

 



Trivia
His mother was the ironically named, as it turned out, Marion Moon.

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