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Aldrin, Edwin Eugene Jr. (Buzz Eugene Aldrin)

Born: 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 85 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Astronauts


1930 -  Aldrin was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey on January 20, 1930.


1951 - Attended and graduated with honors at West Point. Participated in the Korean War as a jet fighter in the US Air Force.


1954 - Attended and earned his doctorate of science in Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.


1963 - He was selected by NASA as one of the astronaut to go to the moon.


1966 - Established a new record for Extra-Vehicular Activity in space on the Gemini XII orbital flight mission.


1969 - He and Neil Armstrong made their first historical walk in the moon.


1970 - Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom award.


1972 - Retired from service after 21 years of active duty.


1988 - Married Lois Driggs Cannon on February 14, 1988.


1993 - Patented his design for a permanent space station.


1996 - Wrote the space novel entitled Encounter with Tiber.


2000 - Wrote the space novel entitled The Return.


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