Buzz Aldrin

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Buzz Aldrin

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 9,085,307 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Buzz Aldrin ranks 5 out of 501Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Valentina Tereshkova. After him are Gene Cernan, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Vladimir Komarov, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1930, Buzz Aldrin ranks 13Before him are Pierre Bourdieu, Helmut Kohl, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. After him are Hafez al-Assad, Steve McQueen, Mobutu Sese Seko, Baudouin of Belgium, Gene Hackman, and Pete Conrad.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buzz Aldrin ranks 142 out of 12,171Before him are Tupac Shakur (1971), Paul Newman (1925), Jane Fonda (1937), Chuck Berry (1926), John Wayne (1907), and J. D. Salinger (1919). After him are George Gershwin (1898), Bobby Fischer (1943), Thomas Kuhn (1922), Carl Sagan (1934), Peter Falk (1927), and James Brown (1933).

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), John Glenn (1921), Alan Shepard (1923), John Young (1930), Dennis Tito (1940), Harrison Schmitt (1935), David Scott (1932), Jim Lovell (1928), and Edgar Mitchell (1930).