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Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin

An engineer and fighter pilot in the Korean War, Dr. Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin was selected in NASA’s third astronaut class and went to space on Gemini XII before becoming the lunar module pilot for Apollo 11 and landing on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

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Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin

Aldrin has received numerous decorations and awards, including the Presidential Medal for Freedom in 1969, the Robert J. Collier Trophy, the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy, and the Harmon International Trophy in 1967. He held honorary degrees from half a dozen colleges and universities.

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This interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module shows Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot, during the lunar land
This July 20, 1969 photograph of the interior view of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module shows astronaut Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin during the lunar landing mission.
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