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Aldrin, Buzz

LC control no.n 88245653
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationPS3551.L3454
Personal name headingAldrin, Buzz
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Variant(s)Aldrin, Edwin E.
Aldrin, Edwin Eugene, Jr.
See alsoCorporate body: Apollo 11 (Spacecraft)
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1930-01-20
Place of birthMontclair (N.J.)
Field of activitySpace vehicles--Piloting
AffiliationUnited States. Air Force
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
United States. Air Force. Systems Command. Space Systems Division
United States. Air Force. Test Pilot School
Profession or occupationAstronauts Test pilots
Lunar module pilot
Found inHis Men from earth, 1989: CIP t.p. (Buzz Aldrin)
LC data base, 11/1/89 (Aldrin, Edwin E., 1930- )
The First lunar landing, 1989: p. 3 of cover (Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin, Jr.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut Biographies, via WWW, July 12, 2013 (Buzz Aldrin, Ph. D. (Colonel, USAF, Ret.); NASA Astronaut (Former); born January 20, 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey; received a bachelor of science degree in 1951 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, graduating third in his class, and a doctorate of science in Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge; Aldrin was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963; on November 11, 1966, he and command pilot James Lovell were launched into space in the Gemini 12 spacecraft on a 4-day flight, which brought the Gemini program to a successful close; he served as lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, July 16-24, 1969, the first manned lunar landing mission; Aldrin followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969; in July 1971, Aldrin resigned from NASA; prior to joining NASA, Aldrin flew 66 combat missions in F-86s while on duty in Korea; at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, he served as an aerial gunnery instructor; following his assignment as aide to the dean of faculty at the Air Force Academy, Aldrin flew F-100s as a flight commander at Bitburg, Germany; he went on to receive a doctorate at MIT, and was then assigned to the Gemini Target Office of the Air Force Space Systems Division, Los Angeles; in March 1972, Aldrin retired from Air Force active duty, after 21 years of service; since retiring from NASA, the Air Force, and his position as commander of the USAF Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in 1972, he authored an autobiography, Return to Earth; Aldrin has remained at the forefront of efforts to ensure a continued leading role for America in manned space exploration to advance his life-long commitment to venturing outward in space)
Wikipedia, July 12, 2013 (Buzz Aldrin; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. on January 20, 1930; American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon; he was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history; on July 21, 1969, he set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong; he is also a retired United States Air Force pilot)
Associated languageeng