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Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.) Was born on January 20, 1930 is an American engineer and former astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, he was one of the first two humans to land on the Moon, and the second person to walk on it. He set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16 on July 21, 1969, following mission commander Neil Armstrong. He is a former U.S. Air Force officer with the Command Pilot rating.

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Aldrin was born January 20, 1930, in New Jersey. His parents were Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr. (1896–1974), a career military man, and Marion Aldrin 1903–1968. He is of Scottish,[7] Swedish, and German ancestry. Aldrin was a Boy Scout and earned the rank of Tenderfoot Scout.[8]

After graduating from Montclair High School in 1947,[3][9] Aldrin turned down a full scholarship offer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (which he would later attend for graduate school), and went to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. The nickname "Buzz" originated in childhood: the younger of his two elder sisters mispronounced "brother" as "buzzer", and this was shortened to Buzz. Aldrin made it his legal first name in 1988.[10]

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