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Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.

Born: 20 January 1930, Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States

Nationality: American


Group: NASA Group 3 (17 October 1963)

Status: Retired


FAI Flights:
1Gemini XII11 November 19663 days, 22 hours, 35 minutes, 31 seconds
2Apollo 1116 July 19698 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds


1Gemini XII12 November 19662 hours, 30 minutes
2Gemini XII13 November 19662 hours, 8 minutes
3Gemini XII14 November 196658 minutes
4Apollo 1121 July 19692 hours, 32 minutes
5Apollo 1121 July 19695 minutes

  BS  United States Military Academy - West Point, 1951
  Ph.D  Masschusetts Institute of Technology

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 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".


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