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Buzz Aldrin

American engineer
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Net worth 2018: $12 Million
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 January 1930
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.78 m
Education: Montclair High School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States Military Academy

Buzz Aldrin was bornon 20 January 1930 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S., American, is American engineer. Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin Jr. is an American astronaut and the second person to walk on the moon. Since his childhood days, he seemed destined to be an aviator and entered the Air Force after his graduation from West Point Military Academy where he flew 66 combat missions in Korea during the war. After the cease fire between North and South Korea, Aldrin enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning his PhD in Aeronautics and astronautics. He developed a thesis which focused on rendezvousing piloted spacecraft and soon entered the space program where he relied on his doctoral studies to create docking and rendezvous techniques for spacecrafts. He also pioneered underwater training techniques, which simulated zero-gravity situations and helped astronauts prepare to work in space. Aldrin served as a lunar module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, travelling with Commander Neil Armstrong and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins. On his return from the mission, he was decorated with the ‘Presidential Medal of Freedom’, the highest American peacetime award. In recent years, Aldrin continued expansion of the space programs specifically calling for a return to moon and manned visits to Mars.


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In 2012, he made a cameo appearance in Japanese drama film, ‘Space Brothers’


In 2011, he appeared as himself in the film, ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’, where he explains that the Apollo 11 mission also discovered a Cybertronian ship on the moon whose existence was concealed from the public


In 1995, he appeared in the Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney and Deborah Winters film, ‘America: A Call to Greatness’, directed by Warren Chaney


In 1993, he produced a computer strategy game, ‘Buzz Aldrin’s Race into Space’ to promote space exploration


In 1985, he spoke about the existence of a special spacecraft trajectory, now known as the ‘Aldrin Cycler’


In March, 1972, he retired from the 21 years of active service and returned to the Air Force in a managerial role but his career was destroyed by some personal issues


On July 21, 1969, he, along with flight commander Neil Armstrong, made their first historic Apollo 11 moonwalk becoming first two humans to set foot on the moon


On November 11, 1966, he joined Lovell on the four-day Gemini 12 flight where he set a record for EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity) by demonstrating that astronauts could work outside spacecraft


In 1963, he was selected by NASA into the third group of astronauts and was promoted to back-up crew for the mission along with Jim Lovell but this revised mission failed


After the war, he was posted as an aerial gunnery instructor to Nellis Air Force base in Nevada and then as an aide to the Dean of Faculty at the US Air Force Academy which had started operating in 1955


In 1951, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U


In 1946, he graduated from Mont Clair high school and turned down the full scholarship offer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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