BUZZ ALDRIN Biography - Pioneers, Explorers & inventors


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Dr. Buzz Aldrin was born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr in Montclair, New Jersey on January 20, 1930. His mother was the ironically named, as it turned out, Marion Moon. 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 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.