Buzz Aldrin Biography by Megan


Buzz Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey on the 20th of January in 1930. His parents names were Marion Moon and the dads name was Edwin Eugene Aldrin. Buzz changed his name because his little sister couldn’t pronounce brother but instead she said Buzzer. In 1988 he legally changed his name to Buzz. His dad encouraged Buzz to fly an aeroplane because he was a Colonel in the US Air Force. The Mom was the daughter of the Army Chaplain, therefore Buzz was surrounded by Military influences.


In 1947 he graduated from Montclair high school and headed west point to the Millitary Academy, New York. He went on to gain doctorate at the MIT in the Gemimi target office of the Air Force Division , Los Angeles.


He was a fighter pilot who shot bombs out of planes and he exploded Ohio. Then he started to work for Nasa which stands for National Astronautics and Space Administration.


He became an Astronaut on October 1963 and he wrote 2 books on his activities. He returned to earth on the 24th of July 1969.He was the second man to walk on the moon because Neil Armstrong was the 1st man to walk on the moon.

Life after being an astronaut

In 1971 he returned to the Air Force and retired a year later. Dr Aldrin was the presedent of Starcraft Enterprise ,Languna Beach , Calafornia.


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