Buzz Aldrin



  • Birth Name: Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
  • Birth Place: Montclair, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/20/1930, Capricorn
  • Profession: Astronaut; fighter pilot; mechanical engineer; author
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Buzz Aldrin Fast Facts:
  • Mother's maiden name was Marion Moon.
  • Played center on the 1946 Montclair High School football team, which won the New Jersey State Championship.
  • Got the nickname "buzzer" from one of his sisters as a child; legally changed his first name to Buzz in 1988.
  • Flew 66 combat missions during the Korean War.
  • Logged nearly 300 hours in space, including more than two hours on the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969.
  • Has written a number of books, including multiple novels, autobiographies, children's books and a nonfiction account of the Apollo 11 mission.
  • Recorded a humorous rap song titled "Rocket Experience" in 2009.
  • The second oldest person---after actor Cloris Leachman---to compete on ABC's Dancing with the Stars.
  • Holds three patents for rocket and spacecraft schematics.
  • Buzz Aldrin Relationships:
  • Beverly Van Ziles - Ex-wife
  • James Michael Aldrin - Son
  • Lois Driggs - Ex-wife
  • Fay Ann - Sister
  • Madeline - Sister
  • Janice Rose Aldrin Schuss - Daughter
  • Andrew John Aldrin - Son
  • Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr. - Father
  • Marion Moon - Mother
  • Joan Archer - Ex-wife
  • College:
  • United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (BA in Mechanical Engineering, 1951); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (PhD in Astronautics, 1963)


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