FACTOID # 17: Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in total area, it has the longest official name: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
Nationality American
Status Retired
Born January 20, 1930 (1930-01-20) (age 77)
Flag of United StatesGlen Ridge, New Jersey, USA
Occupation1 Fighter pilot
Rank Colonel, USAF
Space time 12d 01h 52m
Selection 1963 NASA Group
Missions Gemini 12, Apollo 11
Mission
insignia
1 previous or current.

Colonel Buzz Aldrin, Sc.D (born January 20, 1930 as Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.) is an American pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing. He became the second person to set foot on the Moon (after Mission Commander Neil Armstrong). Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of Glen Ridge in Essex County Glen Ridge is a borough in Essex County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 7,271. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with aerial warfare. ... Please see Colonel for other countries which use this rank Insignia of a United States Colonel Colonel is a rank of the United States armed forces. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... 1958 1959 1960 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1976 1978 1979 1980 1982 1984 1985 1987 1990 1992 1994 1995 1996 1997 2000 2003 2004 1958 June 25 - Man In Space Soonest - USA The first group of American astronaut candidates were selected... Gemini 12 (officially Gemini XII) was a 1966 manned spaceflight in NASAs Gemini program. ... The Apollo 11 mission was the first mission to land on the Moon. ... Image File history File links Gemini_12_insignia. ... Image File history File links Apollo_11_insignia. ... Please see Colonel for other countries which use this rank Insignia of a United States Colonel Colonel is a rank of the United States armed forces. ... D.Sc. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... The Apollo 11 mission was the first mission to land on the Moon. ... Eugene Cernan operating the Lunar rover during Apollo 17 This is a list of all astronauts directly associated with NASAs Apollo program. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ... Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) is a former American astronaut, test pilot, university professor, and Naval Aviator. ...

Contents

Biography

Early life

Aldrin was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey,[1] where he became a Tenderfoot in the Boy Scouts of America.[2] He attended Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey, and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He was not nicknamed Buzz because of having a buzz cut. Actually, as a boy, he was given the nickname "Buzz" by his sister—she mispronounced "brother" as "buzzer", and this was shortened to Buzz—and he made it his legal first name in 1988.[2] [3] Map of Glen Ridge in Essex County Glen Ridge is a borough in Essex County, New Jersey, USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 7,271. ... The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is a United States Scouting organization, with some presence in other countries. ... The front of the main building of Montclair High School. ... Map of Montclair Township in Essex County Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. ... USMA redirects here. ... West Point painting West Point is a federal military base (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York. ...


Military career

Buzz Aldrin in dress uniform
Buzz Aldrin in dress uniform

He graduated third in his class in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree. Aldrin was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and served as a jet fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, where he flew 66 combat missions in F-86 Sabres and shot down two Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 aircraft. After leaving Korea, Aldrin was an aerial gunnery instructor at Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada, and later an aide to the dean of faculty at the U.S. Air Force Academy. After leaving this assignment, Aldrin flew F-100 Super Sabres as a flight commander at Bitburg, Germany in the 22nd Fighter Squadron. Aldrin earned his doctorate of science in Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His graduate thesis was Line-of-sight guidance techniques for manned orbital rendezvous. After leaving MIT, he returned to the Air Force and was assigned to the Gemini Target Office of the Air Force Space Systems Division in Los Angeles, and later to Edwards Air Force Base at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. In March 1972, Aldrin retired from active duty after 21 years of service. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2400x3096, 435 KB) Description Col. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2400x3096, 435 KB) Description Col. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... In military organizations, a commissioned officer is a member of the service who derives authority directly from a sovereign power, and as such holds a commission from that power. ... Second Lieutenant is the lowest commissioned rank in many armed forces. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... Combatants United Nations:  Republic of Korea,  Australia,  Belgium,  Luxembourg,  Canada,  Colombia,  Ethiopia,  France,  Greece,  Luxembourg,  Netherlands,  New Zealand,  Philippines,  South Africa,  Thailand,  Turkey,  United Kingdom,  United States Medical staff:  Denmark,  Australia,  Italy,  Norway,  Sweden Communist states:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,  Peoples Republic of China,  Soviet Union Commanders... The North American F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was a transonic combat aircraft developed for the US Air Force. ... The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Russian: ) (NATO reporting name Fagot) was a jet fighter developed for the USSR by Artem Mikoyan and Mikhail Gurevich. ... Korea (Korean: 한국 in South Korea or ì¡°ì„  in North Korea, see below) is a geographic area, civilization, and former state situated on the Korean Peninsula in East Asia. ... Gunner refers to a rank in the Royal Artillery, or can refer to anyone whose main job is to operate a gun. ... Map showing the locations of Nellis AFB and the NTTR Nellis Air Force Base (IATA: LSV, ICAO: KLSV) is a United States Air Force base, in Clark County, Nevada, on the northeast side of Las Vegas. ... there is a jungle in nevada by the park This article is about the U. S. state of Nevada. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, (), is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ... F-100A Super Sabre The North American F-100 Super Sabre was a jet fighter aircraft that served with the USAF from 1954 to 1971 and with the ANG until 1979. ... Bitburg (English - Bit Castle) is a city in Germany, capital of the district Bitburg-Prüm, in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. ... D.Sc. ... Astronautics is the branch of engineering that deals with machines designed to work outside of Earths atmosphere, whether manned or unmanned. ... The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private, coeducational research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Middlesex County Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - City  7. ... A thesis (from Greek position) is an intellectual proposition. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Edwards Air Force Base (IATA: EDW, ICAO: KEDW) is a United States Air Force airbase located on the border of Kern County and Los Angeles County, California in the Antelope Valley, 7 miles (11 km) due east of Rosamond. ...


Time as an astronaut

Buzz walks on the surface of the Moon during Apollo 11.
Buzz walks on the surface of the Moon during Apollo 11.

Aldrin was selected as part of the third group of NASA astronauts in October 1963. His serious and intellectual manner proved invaluable during the planning of the Gemini missions but he was not in line for a flight. The deaths of the prime crew for Gemini 9 meant that Aldrin was promoted to back-up crew for the mission. Gemini 9A's main objective was to rendezvous and dock with a target vehicle but when this failed Aldrin improvised an effective exercise for the craft to rendezvous with a co-ordinate in space. He was confirmed as pilot on Gemini 12, the last Gemini mission and the last chance to prove methods for EVA. He utilized revolutionary techniques during training for that mission, including neutrally-buoyant underwater training. Such techniques are still used today. Aldrin set a record for extra-vehicular activity and proved that astronauts could work outside the spacecraft. It was because of this that Deke Slayton credited Aldrin with 'saving the space program'. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2700x2700, 2494 KB) Short description: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon Full description: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) Eagle during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2700x2700, 2494 KB) Short description: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon Full description: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) Eagle during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity... Gemini 9A (officially Gemini IX-A) was a 1966 manned spaceflight in NASAs Gemini program. ... Gemini 12 (officially Gemini XII) was a 1966 manned spaceflight in NASAs Gemini program. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless on an untethered EVA Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) is work done by an astronaut away from the Earth and outside of his or her spacecraft. ... Donald Kent Deke Slayton (March 1, 1924 – June 13, 1993) was one of the original Mercury Seven NASA astronauts. ...


In 2005, while being interviewed for a documentary entitled "First on the Moon: The Untold Story" (aka Apollo 11: The Untold Story), Buzz relayed to an interviewer that he and the crew of the Apollo 11 witnessed an unidentified flying object (UFO). He claimed that, out of fear of being forced to turn back should someone on the ground fear the possible presence of aliens, they chose to inform Mission Control via a subtle request for the current position of the S-IVB. After the documentary aired, David Morrison, an NAI Senior Scientist, claims to have had a conversation with Buzz in which he explained that the documentary cut out the interview portions in which Buzz told interviewers that the Apollo 11 crew ultimately concluded that they were probably seeing a detached panel from the spacecraft.[3][4][5][6] UFO can mean: Unidentified flying object United Future Organization, a Japanese-Brazilian electronic jazz band UFO, the rock band that previously featured Michael Schenker UFO, the Gerry Anderson TV series United Farmers of Ontario, a political party that formed the government in Ontario from 1919 to 1923 U.F.O...

Buzz's lunar footprint, taken by himself, whilst on EVA July 20, 1969.
Buzz's lunar footprint, taken by himself, whilst on EVA July 20, 1969.

Aldrin has had a much more public persona than Neil Armstrong, and much has been said about his desire at the time to be the first astronaut out of the Lunar Module, and therefore the first to walk on the moon. The matter was dramatized in the miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, based on Andrew Chaikin's book A Man On The Moon. Download high resolution version (699x651, 97 KB)One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrins bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. ... Download high resolution version (699x651, 97 KB)One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrins bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless on an untethered EVA Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) is work done by an astronaut away from the Earth and outside of his or her spacecraft. ... Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) is a former American astronaut, test pilot, university professor, and Naval Aviator. ... From the Earth to the Moon is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries (1998) co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick detailing the landmark Apollo expeditions to the Moon during the 1960s and early 1970s. ...


Aldrin is well known for having a spiritual side, being an Episcopalian Christian, and for having made statements about God — including receiving Communion on the surface of the moon. After landing on the moon, Aldrin radioed earth with these words: "I'd like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours, and to give thanks in his or her own way." Aldrin kept his Communion a secret because of the lawsuit regarding the reading of Genesis on Apollo 8.[7] Aldrin, a Protestant church elder, used a pastor's home Communion kit given to him by Dean Woodruff and recited words used by his pastor at Webster Presbyterian Church. He celebrated Communion alone, without his colleague Armstrong participating.[8][9] The word Episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word however is used in religious terms to mean bishop. ... Apollo 8 was the second manned mission of the Apollo space program, in which Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders became the first humans to orbit around the Moon. ...

A11v 1094228. ... The Apollo 11 mission was the first mission to land on the Moon. ...

Retirement

After leaving active duty as an astronaut Aldrin returned to the Air Force in a managerial role but his career was blighted by personal problems. His autobiography Return to Earth provides an account of his struggles with depression and alcoholism in the years following his NASA career. Since retiring from NASA, he has continued to promote space exploration, including producing a unique computer strategy game called "Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space" (1992). He played the role of Reverend Woodruff in the 1996 TV movie Apollo 11. Grieving Thai females. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Buzz Aldrins Race Into Space (BARIS) is a space simulation and strategy game for the PC, designed by Fritz Bronner and published by Interplay in 1992. ...

Aldrin near module leg
Aldrin near module leg

Aldrin also teamed up with science fiction author John Barnes to write Encounter With Tiber and The Return. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (904x913, 248 KB)Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin near a leg of the Lunar Module. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (904x913, 248 KB)Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin near a leg of the Lunar Module. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... John Barnes (born 1957) is a prolific American science fiction author, whose stories often explore questions of individual moral responsibility within a larger social context. ... Encounter With Tiber (ISBN 0340624515) is a science fiction novel written by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes Plot summary Categories: Stub ... The Return is a book that was written by Buzz Aldrin and John Barnes. ...


In 2001, President Bush appointed Aldrin to the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry[10][11] George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry was formed jointly by United States President George W. Bush and the United States Congress in 2001. ...


A small crater on the Moon near the Apollo 11 landing site is named in his honor. Aldrin is a tiny impact crater located on the southern part of the Mare Tranquillitatis, to the east of Sabine crater. ... Apparent magnitude: up to -12. ... The Apollo 11 mission was the first mission to land on the Moon. ...


In 2003, he received The Humanitarian Award from Variety, the Children's Charity. Variety is a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children worldwide. According to the organization, the award "is given to an individual who has shown unusual understanding, empathy, and devotion to mankind." [12] Variety, the Childrens Charity was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1927 when a group of eleven men involved in show business set up a social club which they named the Variety Club. On Christmas Eve 1928, a small baby was left on the steps of a movie...


He voiced himself in "Deep Space Homer", an episode of The Simpsons in which he flies into space with Homer Simpson and fictional astronaut Race Banyon. He also appeared in an interview with Ali G in the British comedy series Ali G in da USA, during which Ali G referred to him as Buzz Lightyear and asked him if he thought man would ever walk on the sun. Deep Space Homer is the fifteenth episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Homer Jay Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Dan Castellaneta. ... Ali G delivering the Class Day speech to the Harvard class of 2004. ... Buzz Lightyear (Born Buzz Bundy Lightyear on May 26, 1995) ( is a fictional character that first appeared in the CGI animated film Toy Story, and its sequel Toy Story 2. ...


In an episode of NUMB3RS entitled "Killer Chat", Buzz is seen at the end escorting Larry from the FBI headquarters on his way to his launch to the International Space Station. Numb3rs (Numbers; officially NUMB3RS) is an American television show produced by brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. ...


He currently serves on the National Space Society's [4] Board of Governors, and has served as the organization's Chairman. He is currently a member of The Planetary Society, with Aldrin's pre-recorded voice appearing on nearly every episode of the Society's Planetary Radio. National Space Society logo The National Space Society (NSS) is an international nonprofit 501(c)(3), educational, and scientific organization specializing in space advocacy. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Planetary Radio is a 30-minute radio show devoted to space exploration and astronomy, hosted and produced by Mat Kaplan of The Planetary Society. ...


In 2005, through small publisher Flatsigned Press, Aldrin released two leather bound signed limited editions, Men From Earth and Encounter With Tiber. The Flatsigned Press is a book publisher based in Nashville, TN. They specialize in autographed limited edition leather bound books. ...


He plays himself in the 3-D animated film Fly Me to the Moon, due to be released in theaters in 2007. For other films with this name, see Fly Me to the Moon (disambiguation). ...


Confrontation with Bart Sibrel

On September 9, 2002, filmmaker Bart Sibrel, a proponent that the six Apollo lunar missions were elaborate hoaxes, confronted Aldrin outside a Beverly Hills, California hotel, demanding that Aldrin either swear an oath on the Bible that he had walked on the Moon or admit that it was all a hoax. After Aldrin and an unnamed female relative who was accompanying him tried to leave, Sibrel put the Bible in front of him and called Aldrin "a coward, a liar, and a thief". Aldrin punched Sibrel in the face. [13] Beverly Hills police and the city's prosecutor declined to file charges. Sibrel suffered no permanent injury. September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Bartholomew Winfield Sibrel is a Nashville, Tennessee-based amateur filmmaker who claims that the six Apollo moon landings between 1969 and 1972 were hoaxes. ... Project Apollo was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America (NASA) using the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn launch vehicle, conducted during the years 1961 – 1975. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Independent evidence for Apollo Moon landings. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ... The fighting words doctrine, in United States constitutional law, is a limitation to freedom of speech as granted in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution In its 9-0 decision, Chaplinsky v. ...


Bart Sibrel wrote, produced and directed the 2001 documentary, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon." Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon is a 2001 documentary written, produced, and directed by Nashville, Tennessee-based filmmaker and investigative journalist Bart Winfield Sibrel, a critic of the United States space program and proponent of the theory that the six Apollo lunar landing missions between...


Trivia

Dragon Models Ltd. released a 1:6 scale action figure of Aldrin in his Apollo 11 spacesuit.
Dragon Models Ltd. released a 1:6 scale action figure of Aldrin in his Apollo 11 spacesuit.
  • Aldrin has claimed ownership of the famous photo of him on the moon taken by Neil Armstrong in which Aldrin's left arm is "cocked". Aldrin filed a lawsuit against his former manager Peter F. Paul in 1998 for arranging to have a medallion honoring the thirtieth anniversary of Apollo 11, bearing that sculpted image of that photo, without paying a royalty to Aldrin. Aldrin has claimed royalties from any commercial use of that photo.
  • Aldrin appeared as himself in an episode of the CBS TV show NUMB3RS. He escorted character Larry to NASA, where he flew in the Space Shuttle.
  • Monty Python ran the closing credits of a show over a portrait of the astronaut titled "The Buzz Aldrin Show" while the American national anthem played, following a reference by Graham Chapman's demented constable in the "Chemists Sketch".
  • Aldrin is a descendant of blacksmiths from Värmland, Sweden.
  • Aldrin's mother's maiden name was Moon.
  • In 1996, Aldrin descended to the wreck of the RMS Titanic on the INFRAER submersible. [5]
  • Aldrin's wristwatch, an Omega Speedmaster Professional, was actually the first watch on the moon. Neil Armstrong had left his own Speedmaster in the LM as a backup. The watch was later stolen from Aldrin's personal effects en route to the Smithsonian and has never been recovered.
  • Aldrin appeared on the British comedy series Trigger Happy TV with Dom Joly, accompanying Dom who posed as a door to door salesman.
  • Aldrin was disliked by Eugene Cernan.[14]
  • Aldrin was given the nickname Dr. Rendezvous by the other astronauts because he wrote his doctoral thesis on the subject of orbital rendezvous operations.[14]
  • Aldrin lobbied very strongly to be the first one out of the lunar module and thus the first man to set foot on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission.[14]
  • According to the DVD director commentary in the film Apollo 13, Ron Howard had special screenings for former NASA astronauts. After Aldrin, then working for NASA's public relations, saw the film he approached Howard and asked him about the footage of the launch. According to Howard, the exchange went:
Aldrin: Where’d you get that footage?
Howard: We made it ourselves, Buzz.
Aldrin: Oh. [pause] Can we use it?
  • Aldrin has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California.
  • Aldrin took part in a April 15, 2003 celebrity car race for charity at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in which his car collided with that of swimsuit model Angie Everhart.
  • Aldrin is the model for the MTV Video Music Awards "moonman" statue and was also the model for a 1:6 scale action figure by Dragon Models.
  • On November 9, Aldrin was reunited with the Gemini 12 space capsule along with crew member Jim Lovell for the opening of the "Shoot for the Moon" exhibit at the Adler Planetarium.
  • The character Buzz Lightyear in the movie Toy Story is inspired by Aldrin.
  • Aldrin appeared on an episode of Sesame Street in which he successfully dissaudes Cookie Monster from his belief that the moon is a cookie.
  • Buzz Aldrin's Race into Space is a game about the space race, where the player leads the R&D and Engineering of a Rocket, with the goal of taking the man to the moon.
  • Aldrin was the among the first to walk on the Grand Canyon Skywalk; he was a special guest invited to the opening ceremony by the Hualapai on March 20, 2007. The Skywalk was opened to public on 28 March 2007.
  • Aldrin and other members of the moon landing team have had their names used as part of a Naval Married Quarter Estate named Colgrain in Helensburgh in West Scotland. These include Collins Road, Armstrong Road and a small cul-de-sac named Aldrin Road.
  • In Da Ali G Show, Ali G interviews Buzz Aldrin.

Image File history File linksMetadata Buzzaldrindoll. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Buzzaldrindoll. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Numb3rs (Numbers; officially NUMB3RS) is an American television show produced by brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... For the current Space Shuttle mission, see STS-117 NASAs Space Shuttle, officially called Space Transportation System (STS), is the United States governments current manned launch vehicle. ... Monty Python, or The Pythons, is the collective name of the creators of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, a British television comedy sketch show that first aired on the BBC on 5 October 1969. ... A blacksmith A blacksmith at work A blacksmith at work A blacksmiths fire Hot metal work from a blacksmith A blacksmith is a person who creates objects from iron or steel by forging the metal; i. ... â–¶(?) is a historical province or landskap in the west of middle Sweden. ... For other uses, see Titanic. ... Trigger Happy TV is a British hidden camera television show, created, produced by and starring Dom Joly, originally aired on the British television channel Channel 4. ... Dominic John Joly (born 15 November 1968)[1] is an award-winning British television comedian and journalist. ... Eugene Andrew Cernan (born March 14, 1934) is a former American astronaut. ... Apollo 13 is a 1995 film portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission. ... For other people named Ron Howard, see Ronald Howard. ... U.S. Space Shuttle astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Public relations (PR): Building sustainable relations with all publics in order to create a postive brand image. ... A band plays on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ... ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is the premier circuit in the Champ Car World Series. ... Angie Everhart (born September 7, 1969) is an American actress and former fashion model. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Gemini 12 (officially Gemini XII) was a 1966 manned spaceflight in NASAs Gemini program. ... James Jim Arthur Lovell, Jr. ... Adler Planetarium The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in downtown Chicago, Illinois was the first planetarium in the United States and is the oldest in existence today. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... Buzz Aldrins Race Into Space (BARIS) is a space simulation and strategy game for the PC, designed by Fritz Bronner and published by Interplay in 1992. ... The Grand Canyon Skywalk is a tourist attraction along the Colorado River on the edge of the Grand Canyon (Grand Canyon West) in the U.S. state of Arizona. ... The Hualapai are a tribe of Native Americans who live in the mountains of Arizona. ... Navy is also:- shorthand for Navy Blue the nickname of the United States Naval Academy A navy is the branch of the armed forces of a nation that operates primarily on water. ... Helensburgh (Baile Eilidh in Gaelic) is a Scottish town historically part of Dunbartonshire, but since local government reorganisation in 1995 in Argyll and Bute, on the north shore of the Firth of Clyde. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic) Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic and Scots1 Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II... Da Ali G Show was the name of two related satirical TV series starring British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and featuring the character Ali G. The original (single season) series was made by Channel 4 in the UK, and the second (two season) series by HBO in the US. The...

Aldrin in the movies

Cliff Robertson played Aldrin in the 1976 TV-movie Return to Earth based on Aldrin's own memoir. Aldrin was portrayed by Larry Williams in the 1995 film Apollo 13. In the 1996 TV movie Apollo 11 he was played by Xander Berkeley, who had previously played the small role of Henry Hurt in Apollo 13. In the 1998 miniseries From the Earth to the Moon Aldrin was played by Bryan Cranston. On December 26, 2006, Channel 4 Television in the UK transmitted a 50 minute opera by British Composer Jonathan Dove called Man on the Moon, especially made for television. It tells the story of Aldrin's trip to the moon interleaved with the effects the experience had on him and his marriage. Aldrin was played by Nathan Gunn, and Joan Aldrin by Patricia Racette. Cliff Robertson. ... Apollo 13 is a 1995 film portrayal of the ill-fated Apollo 13 lunar mission. ... Xander Berkeley (born December 16, 1955) is a well-known American actor, who, despite having had few leading roles, has appeared in more than 80 motion pictures. ... From the Earth to the Moon is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries (1998) co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick detailing the landmark Apollo expeditions to the Moon during the 1960s and early 1970s. ... Bryan L. Cranston (born March 7, 1956 in San Fernando Valley, California) is an American actor, voice actor, writer and director, best known in his role as Hal, the father of the family in the Fox Network television situation comedy Malcolm in the Middle. ... Jonathan Dove (July 18, 1959 - ) is a British composer of opera and choral works and theatre, film, orchestral and chamber music. ... Nathan Gunn is a baritone opera singer from the United States. ... Patricia Lynn Racette is a famous Opera singer (Diva) in the United States, and internationally. ...


References

  1. ^ Hansen, James R. (2005). First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. Simon & Schuster, 348. "Buzz Aldrin's birthplace has frequently been given to be Montclair, New Jersey. In fact, he was born on the Glen Ridge wing of a hospital whose central body rested in Montclair. His birth certificate lists Glen Ridge as his birthplace."
  2. ^ Astronauts and the BSA. Fact sheet. Boy Scouts of America. Retrieved on 2006-03-20.
  3. ^ NASA Ask an Astrobiologist.
  4. ^ Daily Record Article.
  5. ^ Site containing a transcript of the UFO segment of the Untold Story documentary.
  6. ^ A link to The Science Channel scheduling info for cited documentary containing Buzz's UFO comments.
  7. ^ Chaikin, Andrew. A Man On The Moon.
  8. ^ ("First on the Moon — A Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr", written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin, epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke, Michael Joseph Ltd, London (1970), page 251).
  9. ^ Hillner, Jennifer. "Sundance 2007: Buzz Aldrin Speaks", Table of Malcontents - Wired Blogs, Wired, 2007-01-24. Retrieved on 2007-05-07. 
  10. ^ Personnel Announcements - August 22, 2001 White House Press Release naming the Presidential Appointees for the commission.
  11. ^ [1] - This sources states he was appointed in 2001, although according to the August 22, 2001 Press Release, it was 2001
  12. ^ Variety International Humanitarian Awards. Variety, the Children's Charity. Retrieved on 2007-05-07.
  13. ^ Buzz Aldrin Punches Bart Sibrel. Video. YouTube.com. Retrieved on 2006-05-06.
  14. ^ a b c Cernan, Eugene; Don Davis (1999). The Last Man on the Moon. New York, NY: St. Martin's Griffin. 

For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Variety, the Childrens Charity was founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 10, 1927 when a group of eleven men involved in show business set up a social club which they named the Variety Club. On Christmas Eve 1928, a small baby was left on the steps of a movie... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Eugene A. Cernan (born March 14, 1934) is a former United States astronaut. ...

External links

Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to:
Persondata
NAME Aldrin, Buzz
ALTERNATIVE NAMES
SHORT DESCRIPTION Astronaut Fighter pilot
DATE OF BIRTH 20 January 1930
PLACE OF BIRTH Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

  Results from FactBites:
 
Buzz Aldrin - MSN Encarta (787 words)
Aldrin also flew into space during the Gemini program (a precursor to the Apollo program) and is one of the world’s leading advocates of space exploration.
In 1966 Aldrin and astronaut Jim Lovell were assigned to the backup crew of Gemini 10.
Aldrin was closely involved with Apollo 9 rendezvous flight tests, the first flight in which two astronauts in a Lunar Module separated from the third astronaut in the Command and Service Module.
About Buzz Aldrin : iAmplify (472 words)
Buzz was educated at West Point, graduating with honors in 1951, third in his class.
Aldrin has continued to share his vision for the future of space travel by authoring two space novels that dramatically portray man's discovery of the ultimate frontier: The Return (Forge Books, 2000) and Encounter with Tiber (Warner Books, 1996).
Now Buzz, as Starcraft Enterprises (his private space endeavors), is lecturing and traveling throughout the world to pursue the latest concepts and ideas for exploring the universe.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m