Happy Birthday Buzz Aldrin!
The second person to ever walk on the moon, he was the pilot of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. He was selected in the third group of astronauts in 1963 and retired in 1971.
His nickname comes from his eldest sister’s mispronunciation of the word brother. Appropriately enough, his mother’s maiden name was Moon.
He served as both a U.S. Air Force officer and a Command Pilot.
He had three children with first wife Joan Archer.
He was the second person to walk on the moon, literally following in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon.