"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind!" The famous words spoken by Neil Armstrong in 1969, created one of the most unforgettable moments in U.S. history. Even before that first-ever landing on the moon, astronauts began navigating their way through the thrill and mystery that is outer space. From John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the earth, to Sally Ride, the first American woman to enter space, these famous names have taken space exploration to new heights.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin didn’t attend last night’s Apollo gala kicking off the 50th anniversary of the first time humans landed on the moon; Aldrin is a usual attendee at the annual black-tie event. It came in the wake of a lawsuit filed against his two adult kids for financial and elder exploitation.