Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

American astronaut
Buzz Aldrin is an American former astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot. He made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission, and was the Lunar Module Eagle pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission.Wikipedia
BornJanuary 20, 1930
HometownGlen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
Net worth$12 million
Height5'10" (1.78m)
SpouseAnca Faur, Lois Driggs Cannon, Beverly Van Zile, Joan Archer
ChildrenAndrew Aldrin, James Aldrin, Janice Aldrin
ParentsEdwin Eugene Aldrin Sr.


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OTD In Space – January 4: NASA Cancels Apollo 20 Moon Mission

On January 4, 1970, NASA cancelled the Apollo 20 moon mission. This came just six months after Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first people to ever set foot on the moon. Instead of launching another crew of astronauts to the moon, NASA decided to use the Saturn V rocket that was built for Apollo 20 to launch the Skylab space station instead. Budget cuts along with the nearly fatal disaster that happened with Apollo 13 led NASA to eventually cut two more Apollo missions. Canceling these missions also freed up resources for the space shuttle program.
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