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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.

Buzz Aldrin Biography by Maddie

Childhood

Buzz Aldrin was born on the 20th January 1930 in Montclair, New Jersey. Buzz was actually born with the name Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr because he was named after his Dad. His Mum was the daughter of an army Chaplin. His Dad was a conel U.S Air Force which encouraged his interest in flight. He earned the nick name Buzz when his little sister mispronounced brother instead she said buzzer, so the family nick named him Buzz. He legally changed his name to Buzz in 1988.

Education

Buzz graduated at Montclair High School with 3rd class engineering. Buzz then headed to West Point Military Academy. He received a doctorate MIT, assigned to Gemini Office.

Career

He was a fighter pilot, who will have dropped bombs out of planes and he blew up a whole city! Then he started to work for NASA which stands for national astronauts and space administration.

Astronaut

When Buzz was traveling to the moon he was accompanied by Neil Armstrong and Michel Collins before they cud go to the moon they had to do moths training to be an astronaut! When they got there Buzz and Neil actually stepped foot on the moon and then a fight started and it was about who was going to put the flag in the moon unfortunately Neil won.

Life after being an astronaut

Dr Aldrin is President of Starcraft Enterprise, Laguna Beach, California. In 1971, Aldrin returned to the Air Force and retired a year later. Aldrin has receded numerous decorations and awards, including the Presidential Medal for freedom in 1969.

Buzz Aldrin Biography by Emily

Childhood

Buzz Aldrin was born on the 20th January 1930 Montclair New Jersey, to his mother and father Marion Moon and Edwin Eugene Aldrin. His mother was a daughter of a army chaplain and his father was a colonel in the US Air Force. At birth his name was Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr. He got the name Buzz from his little sister because she couldn’t pronounce brother and said buzzer so his parents shortened it to Buzz. He  became interested in flight at an early age because his father encouraged him.

Education

In 1947 Buzz graduated from Montclair high school. In 1951 he received a banchelor of science.  He went on to receive a doctorate MIT in the Gemini Target Office of the Air Force Division, Los Angeles.

Astronaut

Aldrin was in the third group of austronauts  named to National Austronaut and Space Administration in 1963. The spacecraft and the lunar explorers  landed on earth in 1969, buzz was chosen for the Apollo 11 crew that  landed on the moon 20 july 1969.

Life After Being An Astronaut

In 1971 Buzz returned to the Air Force and left a year later because he needed to retire. Buzz wrote a book about his trip to outer space because he wanted to let people know how he felt.