Buzz Aldrin is a well-known former astronaut, engineer, and fighter pilot from the United States.
He is best known as the lunar module pilot of the Apollo 11 mission and the second person to set foot on the moon.
He also served as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War, shooting down two MiG-15 fighter planes. Aldrin was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969.
Return to Earth and Magnificent Desolation are his autobiographies.
Buzz Aldrin: Age, family, Siblings
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr was born on January 20, 1930, in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA.
Aldrin has American citizenship, is of white ethnicity, and follows the Christian faith.
Buzz was born to Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr, a longtime executive at Standard Oil Co. and an aviator in the United States Army during World War I and World War II.
He died on December 28, 1974, and his mother, Marion Aldrin, died in 1968. He also has two older sisters, Fay-Ann Aldrin and Madeleine Aldrin.
Education, School, College
He went to study at Montclair High School in New Jersey.
In 1951 he has graduated from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York with a degree-holding in Mechanical engineering.
Later he earned a Doctor of Science degree in 1963 in Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Buzz Aldrin: Professional life, Career
Buzz began his career in the Air Force Space Division before being selected as an astronaut by NASA in 1963. He became the pilot of Gemini 12 and demonstrated to the world that astronauts could function outside the spacecraft while in orbit.
On July 20, 1969, he was chosen as the pilot for the Apollo 11 mission, in which he and Neil Armstrong created history by walking on the moon for the first time. After leaving NASA in 1971, he became the Commandant of the US Air Force Test Pilot School. After more than two decades of service, he was retired in 1972.
Following his retirement, he spoke about the need for space exploration and proposed a spaceship design, the Aldrin Cycler, which was supposed to use less fuel.
Aldrin then began dabbling in the media sector by collaborating with Snoop Dogg on a Rocket Experience rap single. He then went on to star in the film Transformers: Dark of the Moon, where he established himself. Edwin also played a Simpson character in Deep Space Homer and Futurama. He also had an appearance in a couple of episodes of The Big Bang Theory.
Buzz is both an astronaut and an author, with his memoirs Return to Earth and Magnificent Desolation being published in 1973 and 2009, respectively.
He has appeared in films such as The Boy in the Plastic Bubble, Punky Brewster, After Dark, In The Shadow of the Moon, Fly Me to the Moon, 30 Rock, Dancing with the Stars, Hell’s Kitchen, Miles from Tomorrowland, and many others.
Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Program
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
Jules Verne Awards
Society of Camera Operators
For developing and achieving photography in space
Walk of Fame
Buzz Aldrin: Net worth, income
He is one of the richest men to earn around net worth of $14 million. He is one of the legendary astronauts to live on this planet as he has associated with Apollo 11 and Gemini 12 missions to space which help to build his career successfully. However, there is no information regarding the salary he earns, and his primary source comes from his career.
Buzz Aldrin: Rumors, Scandal
There have been no rumors or disputes surrounding Aldrin. He has been enjoying a very comfortable life, and he is now 92 years old, and he has contributed his entire life in all fields of his job.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
He is a handsome man who stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches tall. He weighs 71kg and has a fair skin tone with blue eyes and gray hair. There is no available information about Buzz measurements like hips, waist, and chest sizes.
Buzz is one of the celebrities who have millions of followers and fans on networking sites. He is active on Twitter with 1.5M followers and almost 4140 tweets, and on Facebook, he has got 850k fans. However, he has not been active on a networking site called Instagram. Likewise, he has a YouTube channel with 566 subscribers.
He is the first Astronaut to have a doctoral degree.
He was the person to take his communion to the moon and became the first person to celebrate a religious ceremony there.