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In July 1969, Edwin Eugene Aldrin was the second man to set foot on the Moon, when he participated in the Apollo 11 space mission. His mission partners were Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong. Aldrin was known as Buzz, was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, United States, on January 20, 1930.
During his first space flight, in November 1966, as co-pilot of the space mission in the orbit of the Earth of Gemini 12, Aldrin achieved the record with a 5.5-hour space walk.
On July 20, 1969 the US space mission Apollo 11 places man on the moon. Neil Armstrong, his commander, and Edwin Aldrin, pilot of the lunar exploration module 'Eagle', disembark at the planned site of the so-called Sea of Tranquility.
The live images of the historic event are followed by television by millions of people. The mission, the fourth in the series of manned flights Apollo and the first whose objective is the descent into the satellite has departed 109 hours before from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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