Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin[Oldrin] Pronunciation Key (Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.), 1930, American astronaut, b. Montclair, N.J. After graduating from West Point (1951), Aldrin joined the U.S. air force and flew 66 combat missions during the Korean War. His doctoral thesis at the Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (1963) on orbital mechanics laid the foundation for flight techniques employed later in the lunar landing program. In 1966 he was selected as an astronaut by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Aldrin was the prime pilot of Gemini 12 (Nov. 1115, 1966), a 59-revolution flight that brought the Gemini space program to a successful close; his 5 1/2-hour space walk established a record for extravehicular activity at that time and proved that a person could function in the weightless vacuum of space. As the lunar module pilot of Apollo 11 (June 1624, 1969) Aldrin made the first lunar landing with Neil Armstrong, and on June 20 became the second person (after Armstrong) to walk on the moon.After retiring from NASA, Aldrin served (197172) as commandant of the Aerospace Research Pilots' School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. He retired from the Air Force in 1972 to enter private business and to lecture and consult on space exploration.Source: reference.allrefer.com 
My own American Dream was to serve my country as best I could and make a difference in America - and in the world.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The achievements of Apollo were so bold and our subsequent efforts so timid that the energy of those years seems like a youthful dream,More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't go through life verbalizing what I feel.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
History will remember the inhabitants of this century as the people who went from Kitty Hawk to the moon in 66 years, only to languish for the next 30 in low Earth orbit. At the core of the risk-free society is a self-indulgent failure of nerve.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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