Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin[Ol´drin] 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. 11–15, 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 16–24, 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 (1971–72) 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 
To me, money is a commodity that a person must have to function, not a goal in itself.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Weve got to go [back to the moon]. But we dont want to stay too long. ... The ultimate goal is Mars.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it's actually our duty to future generations and their quest to ensure the survival of the human species.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When I was a little kid, we only knew about our nine planets. Since then, we've downgraded Pluto but have discovered that other solar systems and stars are common. So life is probably quite prevalent.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Mars has a bit of air pressure; maybe we can build up that atmosphere to be a bit more accommodating to humans.More Buzz Aldrin quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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