- 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.
- Marion Moon — Mother
- Joan Archer — Ex-wife
- Janice Rose Aldrin Schuss — Daughter
- Andrew John Aldrin — Son
- Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr. — Father
- Beverly Van Ziles — Ex-wife
- James Michael Aldrin — Son
- Lois Driggs — Ex-wife
- Fay Ann — Sister
- Madeline — Sister
- United States Military Academy, West Point, NY (BA in Mechanical Engineering, 1951); Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (PhD in Astronautics, 1963)
- Birth Name: Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
- Birth Place: Montclair, NJ
- Profession: Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Mechanical engineer, Author
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