ASTRONAUT

Buzz Aldrin

1930 - Today

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Buzz Aldrin (; born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr., January 20, 1930) is an American former astronaut, engineer and fighter pilot. Aldrin made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission, and as the lunar module pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two humans to land on the Moon. Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, Aldrin graduated third in the class of 1951 from the United States Military Academy at West Point, with a degree in mechanical engineering. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buzz Aldrin has received more than 9,549,619 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Buzz Aldrin is the 5th most popular astronaut, the 164th most popular biography from United States (down from 142nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Astronaut.

Buzz Aldrin is most famous for being the second man to walk on the moon.

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Among ASTRONAUTS

Among astronauts, Buzz Aldrin ranks 5 out of 524. Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Valentina Tereshkova. After him are Gene Cernan, Vladimir Komarov, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, and Gherman Titov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1930, Buzz Aldrin ranks 15Before him are Helmut Kohl, Steve McQueen, Hafez al-Assad, Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Godard, and Ray Charles. After him are Mobutu Sese Seko, Salvatore Riina, Gene Hackman, Baudouin of Belgium, Philippe Noiret, and Richard Harris.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buzz Aldrin ranks 164 out of 15,968. Before him are John Tyler (1790), John Wayne (1907), Bobby Fischer (1943), John Williams (1932), George Gershwin (1898), and John Rawls (1921). After him are Samuel Colt (1814), Coen brothers (null), Pearl S. Buck (1892), Dr. Seuss (1904), Thomas Kuhn (1922), and John Cage (1912).

Among ASTRONAUTS In United States

Among astronauts born in United States, Buzz Aldrin ranks 2Before him are Neil Armstrong (1930). After him are Gene Cernan (1934), Pete Conrad (1930), Alan Shepard (1923), John Glenn (1921), Dennis Tito (1940), Jim Lovell (1928), John Young (1930), David Scott (1932), Harrison Schmitt (1935), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).

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