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Buzz Aldrin Biography by Imogen

Childhood

Buzz was born on the 20th January 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey. His mom Marion Moon, was the daughter of an Army Chaplain. Buzz’s farther Edwin Eugene Aldrin was a Colonel in the Air Force. When Buzz  was born , he wasn’t called Buzz he named Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. The name Buzz came from his sister mispronouncing the name brother to buzzer ,he legally changed his name in 1988.

 Education

In 1947 Buzz graduated from High School and headed to point Military Academy in New York. Buzz then graduated from Montclair and bachelor science degree in 1951.

Astronaut

Buzz, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins land on the moon. Apollo crew landed on the moon on 20th July 1969. The three lunar explorers return safely down to Earth on 24th July 1969.

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Buzz Aldrin Biography by Ayden

Childhood

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.

Education

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.

Astronaut

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.