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.
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.
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.
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.