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Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Full Name: Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Profession: Astronaut

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Lunar module pilot on Apollo 11 and the second person to walk on the Moon.

Born: January 20, 1930

Age: 89 years old

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius

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Married Life

  • 1954-12-29 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer
  • 1975-12-19 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (45) weds Beverly Zile
  • 1988-02-14 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon
  • 2012-12-28 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (82) divorces Lois Driggs Cannon due to irreconcilable differences after 23 years of marriage

Events in the Life of Buzz Aldrin

  • 1966-11-12 Buzz Aldrin takes the first 'space selfie', a photo of himself performing extravehicular activity in space during the Gemini program
  • 1969-07-20 Apollo 11 lunar module carrying Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin lands on the surface of the Moon; Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon seven hours later; Michael Collins remains in orbit in the lunar module

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