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.
Marion Moon — Mother
Joan Archer — Ex-wife
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
United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, United States (BA in Mechanical Engineering, 1951); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (PhD in Astronautics, 1963)