Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Aldrin

Edwin Eugene "Buzz"

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.01.1930
Birthplace:  Montclair / New Jersey
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  17.10.1963
Selection group:  NASA-3
Position:  PLT
Status:  Ret. 01.07.1971

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Gemini 12  PLT  11.11. - 15.11.1966 3d 22h 34m 
2  Apollo 11  LMP  16.07. - 24.07.1969 8d 03h 18m 
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Total  12d 01h 52m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 9A  PLT
2  Apollo 8  CMP

Additional information

Bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, 1951; Doctorate of science in astronautics from MIT, 1963; he has honorary degrees from six colleges and universities; Colonel, USAF, Ret.; retired from NASA 01.07.1971; he flew 66 combat missions during the Korean War; founder and president of his own company "Research and Engineering Consultants"; presently he is chairman of the National Space Society.

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