Buzz Aldrin

Submitted by on Oct 21, 2015

Buzz Aldrin

The engineer, former US Air Force pilot and astronaut. Aldrin was part of the first expedition to the moon and was the second man to walk on the satellite of our planet – as soon as his immediate superior Neil Armstrong.

Author: Ivan Matkovskiy

Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr., better known simply as Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. and Buzz Aldrin. 20.01.1930) – an engineer, a former US Air Force pilot and astronaut. Aldrin was part of the first expedition to the moon and was the second man to walk on the satellite of our planet – as soon as his immediate superior Neil Armstrong.

Aldrin was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. In his veins flows a mixture of Scottish, Swedish and German blood. After graduating from high school in Montclair, Aldrin turned down an invitation from a very prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology and went to the military academy Vestpoyntskuyu. The nickname “Buzz”got him in childhood – his younger sister could not pronounce the word”brother”(“Brother”), reducing to a”buzzer”. In 1988 Aldrin officially changed its name to “Buzz”.

In October 1963, Aldrin became a member of the third group of astronauts. After the death of the core team “Gemini-9″- Eliot and Charles Bassett C – he was promoted to the alternate member of the leading group. The main objective of their mission was to meet the revised and docking with the transport; When this task successfully, they failed, Aldrin improvised and yet was able to produce the invention docking algorithms on track. He was appointed pilot of”Gemini 12″- the last of the projects of the series”Gemini”. During the flight Aldrin revealed record skills vnetransportnoy activity and proved that astronauts could work effectively in the open space.

According to numerous legends, Aldrin always wanted first to set foot on the moon. Many argue that it was originally promised to the first step, but

-this layout astronauts module had still stay at Neil Armstrong – the staffing he sat closer to the door. In other embodiments, the same history, Armstrong got it right because of his incredible humility. Either way, their share of glory Aldrin received: officially, the first on the surface of Armstrong’s words came – “Houston said base in the Sea of ​​Tranquility. The Eagle has landed. “However, immediately before that Buzz said,”Touch a light … well, the engine is switched off”.

Aldrin – a supporter of the Presbyterian Church and the Masons. After the moon landing, he said to the Earth: “I want to take this opportunity to ask everyone who hears me, think about the events of recent hours and uplift thanks to the most appropriate method for each”.

Buzz has been married three times; currently resides in the third marriage. They were released a memoir about the struggle with alcoholism and depression, “Wonderful grief” (“Magnificent Desolation”).

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