Buzz Aldrin

Astronaut on Apollo 11 and Gemini 12

Overview

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

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.

Significance

  • 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.