Aldrin, Edwin

Aldrin, (Edwin Eugene, Jr.) “Buzz”

(1930–  ) astronaut, science consultant; born in Montclair, N.J. A Korean War fighter pilot (1953), he set a world space-walking record during the Gemini 12 space mission (1966). He was lunar module pilot on Apollo 11—the first manned lunar landing (1969)—and was the second man to walk on the moon. He became a consultant to the aerospace industry.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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