Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.
Born: 20 January 1930, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
Group: NASA Group 3 (17 October 1963)
|1||Gemini XII||11 November 1966||3 days, 22 hours, 35 minutes, 31 seconds|
|2||Apollo 11||16 July 1969||8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds|
|1||Gemini XII||12 November 1966||2 hours, 30 minutes|
|2||Gemini XII||13 November 1966||2 hours, 8 minutes|
|3||Gemini XII||14 November 1966||58 minutes|
|4||Apollo 11||21 July 1969||2 hours, 32 minutes|
|5||Apollo 11||21 July 1969||5 minutes|
Buzz Aldrin was the second man on the moon. He was an Air Force pilot with degrees from the US Military Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Aldrin returned to active military duty in 1971 as commander of the Test Pilots School at Edwards Air Force Base. He suffered emotional problems following his return from the lunar mission which caused him to retire from the Air Force in 1972. He is the author of three books, "Return to Earth", "Men From Earth", and the sci-fi "Encounter With Tiber".