- NAME: Buzz Aldrin
- OCCUPATION: Astronaut
- BIRTH DATE: January 20, 1930 (Age: 83)
- Did You Know?: Aldrin once punched a man in the face for claiming that the Moon landings weren't fabricated.
- Did You Know?: Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
- EDUCATION: Montclair High School, West Point Military Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Montclair, New Jersey
- Originally: Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
- AKA: Buzz Aldrin
- AKA: Edwin Aldrin Jr.
- AKA: Edwin Aldrin
- Full Name: Buzz Eugene Aldrin
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aquarius
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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was one of the first people to walk on the moon. He and flight commander Neil Armstrong made the Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969.
Buzz Aldrin talks to Dr. Steve Gillan about why he became an astronaut, his schooling and how president Kennedy's speech about putting a man on the moon inspired him.
40 years after his first walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong was honored, along with fellow Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, by President Barack Obama at the White House. (Video courtesy of the White House)
Neil Armstrong joined the organization that would become NASA in 1962 and was command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII, in 1966. He was spacecraft commander for Apollo 11 and the first man to walk on the moon.
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