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Colonel Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr

Colonel Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr

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  • Name Edwin Eugene Aldrin 
    Title Colonel 
    Suffix Jr 
    Nickname Buzz 
    Census 1930 
    1930 Aldrin.
    1930 Aldrin.
    1930 US census, Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, enumeration district 7-518, Family Number 89, Aldrin.
    Born 20 Jan 1930  Glen Ridge, Essex, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1940 
    1940 Aldrin.
    1940 Aldrin.
    1940 US census, Montclair, Essex, New Jersey, enumeration district 7-238, Family Number 180, Aldrin.
    Military Service U.S. Air Force, Korea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He flew 66 combat missions in F-86 Sabres in Korea and shot down two MiG-15 aircraft. 
    Edwin Aldrin Jr. West Point Yearbook.
    Edwin Aldrin Jr. West Point Yearbook.
    Edwin Aldrin Jr. West Point Yearbook.
    Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin USAF.
    Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin USAF.
    Colonel Edwin E. Aldrin USAF.
    Buzz Aldrin F-86 Sabre.
    Buzz Aldrin F-86 Sabre.
    Buzz Aldrin in the cockpit of a F-86 Sabre after shooting down his first MIG-15.
    Aldrin Gun Camera Pictures.
    Aldrin Gun Camera Pictures.
    Images from gun camera film showing an enemy pilot bailing out of a MiG-15 shot down by (then) Lieutenant Edwin E. Aldrin.
    Occupation Astronaut 
    Occupation 11 Nov 1966 
    Gemini XII 
    Gemini 12 Patch.
    Gemini 12 Patch.
    Gemini 12 Patch.
    Gemini XII Crew.
    Gemini XII Crew.
    "Buzz" Aldrin (left) and James Lovell pose for a photo with a Gemini capsule mock up used for training.
    Boarding Gemini XII.
    Boarding Gemini XII.
    Mission commander James Lovell leads the way as he and, Aldrin prepare for launch. The signs hung on their backs paid homage to the fact that this was the last of the Gemini missions.
    Liftoff of the Atlas-Agena target vehicle.
    Liftoff of the Atlas-Agena target vehicle.
    Gemini XII was the last of the Gemini missions. It consisted of two vehicles. The first was the unmanned Agenda docking station that Gemini XII would rendezvous and dock with.
    Gemini XII Liftoff.
    Gemini XII Liftoff.
    A little less than 2 hours latter Gemini XII took off carrying Commander James A. Lovell, Jr. and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. It was Lovell's second space flight but, it was a first for Buzz.
    Gemini Spacecraft.
    Gemini Spacecraft.
    This NASA artwork shows just how much room the Gemini astronauts had. For Gemini 12 this spot smaller than most aircraft cockpits was home for 3 days 22 hours, 34 minutes, 31 seconds. In that time they orbited the Earth 59 times.
    Aldrin in space, with the spacecraft and Earth.
    Aldrin in space, with the spacecraft and Earth.
    On November 13, 1966, "Buzz" became the first man to successfully work in space without tiring. He worked outside the spacecraft for 2 hours and 6 minutes and, performed two stand-up EVAs in the spacecraft hatch for an additional 3 hours and 24 minutes.
    Gemini XII Recovery.
    Gemini XII Recovery.
    A Navy diver jumps from a helicopter to assist with capsule recovery.
    Gemini XII recovery.
    Gemini XII recovery.
    Aldrin and Lovell are welcomed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wasp.
    Occupation 16 Jul 1969 
    Apollo 11 
    Buzz Aldrin Second Man On The Moon.
    Buzz Aldrin Second Man On The Moon.
    The San Bernardino County (California) Sun, Sunday, July 13, 1969 Section A, page 4.
    Man Walks On The Moon 1.
    Man Walks On The Moon 1.
    Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal, Monday, July 21, 1969 page 1.
    Man Walks On The Moon 2.
    Man Walks On The Moon 2.
    Albuquerque (New Mexico) Journal, Monday, July 21, 1969 page 2.
    Moon Walk Successful.
    Moon Walk Successful.
    Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Monday July 21, 1969 page one.
    Apollo 11 Customs Document.
    Apollo 11 Customs Document.
    As proof the the bureaucracy never sleeps the astronauts of Apollo 11 had to make a customs declaration.
    Apollo 11 Patch.
    Apollo 11 Patch.
    Apollo 11 Patch.
    Command Service Module.
    Command Service Module.
    NASA workers ready to mount the Apollo 11 Command Service Module to the adapter that will allow it to be attached to the Saturn V booster.
    Saturn V 1st Stage.
    Saturn V 1st Stage.
    Saturn V 1st stage in the assembly building.
    Apollo 11 Geology Training.
    Apollo 11 Geology Training.
    The first mission to the moon required training in many disciplines beyond the obvious flight training. Here Aldrin and Armstrong are involved in geology training.
    Apollo 11 Rollout.
    Apollo 11 Rollout.
    The Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts leaves the assembly building on it's 1MPH trip to the launching pad.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff 3.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff 3.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff 3.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff 4.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff 4.
    Apollo 11 Liftoff 4.
    Apollo 11 Lander.
    Apollo 11 Lander.
    The Apollo 11 lunar lander in space as seen from the command module shortly after it was released.
    Communion Chalice.
    Communion Chalice.
    The mission called for several hours between landing and exiting the lander. In that Time astronaut "Buzz" Aldrin became the first person to take the holy communion on the moon. In his APK (astronaut preference kit) he carried a small chalice,a small vial of wine and a communion wafer.
    Buzz Aldrin's Scripture.
    Buzz Aldrin's Scripture.
    The real moon landing cover-up was this religious ceremony. During the Apollo 8 mission the astronauts read scripture over the radio on the occasion of Christmas Eve, An atheist sued NASA. The lawsuit was tossed but, NASA remained gun shy about religion.

    Buzz wanted to read his scripture over the radio but, NASA forbade it. As they waited Buzz got on the radio and spoke to the ground crew on Earth. “I would like to request a few moments of silence. I would like to invite each person listening in, wherever and whomever he may be, to contemplate for a moment the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his own individual way.”

    Buzz the performed the ceremony in silence as Niel Armstrong looked on.
    Buzz Leaves The Lunar Lander.
    Buzz Leaves The Lunar Lander.
    Many people associate this photo with the first step onto the Moon. This is actually a photo of Aldrin taken by Armstrong. The only images of Armstrong's first step were made by a low resolution video camera mounted to the lander's exterior.
    The US Flag On The Moon.
    The US Flag On The Moon.
    The US Flag On The Moon.
    Buzz Aldrin On The Moon.
    Buzz Aldrin On The Moon.
    Many of the Apollo 11 photos have been called "iconic". This picture of Buzz Aldrin on the moon with Armstrong reflected in his visor is one of them.
    Aldrin's Footprint on The Moon.
    Aldrin's Footprint on The Moon.
    Aldrin's Footprint on The Moon.
    Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin Inside the Lunar Lander.
    Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin Inside the Lunar Lander.
    Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin Inside the Lunar Lander.
    Lunar Lander.
    Lunar Lander.
    A great shot of the lunar lander. We wouldn't get to see the lander take off until Apollo 16.
    Apollo 11 Lunar Module Returns.
    Apollo 11 Lunar Module Returns.
    Michael Collins the third member of the Apollo 11 crew took this picture of the lander returning to the command module.
    Apollo 11 Command Module As Seen By The Returning Astronauts.
    Apollo 11 Command Module As Seen By The Returning Astronauts.
    Apollo 11 Command Module As Seen By The Returning Astronauts.
    Apollo 11 Splashdown.
    Apollo 11 Splashdown.
    Navy personnel ready to help the astronauts out of their capsule. Note the suits and respirators being worn to protect from the unknown.
    Apollo 11 Quarantine.
    Apollo 11 Quarantine.
    president Richard Nixon greets the Apollo 11 astronauts as they wait out their quarantine.
    The Apollo 11 Wives.
    The Apollo 11 Wives.
    The wives of the Apollo 11 crew welcome their husbands home while they are still in quarantine.
    The Mobile Quarantine Facility being offloaded at the completion of the recovery mission.
    The Mobile Quarantine Facility being offloaded at the completion of the recovery mission.
    If the MQF looks like an Airstream trailer that's because it started off as one. While the entire Apollo 11 mission only lasted ‎8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes they were kept in quarantine for 21 days.
    Chicago welcomes the Apollo 11 astronauts.
    Chicago welcomes the Apollo 11 astronauts.
    The returning astronauts received ticker tape parades in several major cities.
    Hollywood Walk Of Fame Moon.
    Hollywood Walk Of Fame Moon.
    Among the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is a Moon.
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Person ID I36353  Nagel
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2018 

    Father Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Sr,   b. 12 Apr 1896, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1974, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Marion Gladys Moon,   b. 16 Nov 1903, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1968  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 22 Mar 1924  Manila, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan Ann Archer 
    Married 29 Dec 1954 
    Lieutenant and Mrs. Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
    Lieutenant and Mrs. Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
    Lieutenant and Mrs. Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.
    Divorced 1974 
    Children 
     1. Mike Aldrin,   b. Abt 1956  [Birth]
     2. Jan Aldrin,   b. Abt 1957  [Birth]
     3. Andy Aldrin,   b. Abt 1958  [Birth]
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F11604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Beverly Van Zile 
    Married 1975 
    Divorced 1978 
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F11605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Lois Driggs Cannon 
    Married 1988 
    Divorced 2012 
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F11606  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart