Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and astronaut. He served as a jet fighter pilot during the Korean War, and earned his doctor of science in astronautics at MIT. In 1969, Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made their historic Apollo 11 moonwalk, and Aldrin is decorated with numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Aldrin is the author of nine books, most recently his children’s book, Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet, as well as No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon. His ShareSpace Foundation is focused on STEAM Education—science, technology, engineering, arts, and math—to spark excitement for space in kids. In August 2015, he launched the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute at Florida Tech to promote and develop his vision of a permanent human settlement on the planet Mars.

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