Buzz Eugene Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. on January 20, 1930) is an American pilot and astronaut who became the second man to set foot on the Moon (after Neil Armstrong) during the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar landing.
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- Magnificent desolation.
- Words said when he first stepped onto the Moon; Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham, Magnificent desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon (2009). Random House: p. 33-34.
Quotes about Aldrin
- A son of the proud city of Montclair, New Jersey, Buzz made his mark in the Annals of West Point by standing first in plebe year in academics and in physical education. The proximity of his home town enabled him to escort frequently, proficiently, and with great variety. As evidenced by his fine record at the Academy, Buzz should make a capable, dependable, and efficient officer in the U.S. Air Force.
- Description of Aldrin in The Howitzer (1951), p. 98