Buzz Aldrin was born in 1930,on the 20th January, in Montclair, New Jersey. His mother was called Marion Moon and his father was Edwin Eugene Aldrin. Marion was the daughter of an army Chaplin, Edwin was a colonel in the U.S air force. Buzz’s name at birth was Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. His family changed his name to Buzz when his sister mispronounced brother and said buzzer so he changed his name legally in1988.
In 1947 Buzz graduated from Montclair high school. After he graduated he went to a military academy in New York. He graduated 3rd in his class in 1951 with a BS in mechanical engineering.
Carrier before being an astronaut
Aldrin flew 66 combat missions during the Korean war. In the war Buzz destroyed 2 planes in a small plane called an f-80. He served as a gunnery instructor. He retired from the air force in March 1972.
Buzz became an astronaut in October 1963 and that’s when he met Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins. When they got to the moon Buzz was 2nd to go out. They returned to Earth on 24th July 1969.