Astronaut on Apollo 11 and Gemini 12
Buzz got his nickname because his sister used to say buzzer instead of brother when they were younger and the nickname stuck . In 1971 Buzz retired from NASA. And in 1988 he legally changed his name to Buzz Aldrin . In 1993 Buzz was put in the Astronauts Hall of Fame. He was an astronaut from 1963 to 1972.
Buzz Aldrin was a astronaut on Apollo 11and Gemini 12. He was born on January, 20th 1920 in Montclair, New Jersey. After Aldrin got back from Gemini 12 he was assigned as back-up crew for Apollo 8 for famous astronauts Neil Armstrong and Harrison Schmitt. Buzz Aldrin is still alive to this day at the age of 86.
- Buzz was the second many to step on the moon during Apollo 11 behind Neil Armstrong. He also participated in the Gemini 12 which was the first successful space walk.