Edwin E. Buzz Aldrin, Jr.
1960'S -- Col. Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. was lunar module pilot for Apollo XI, July 16-24, 1969--the first manned lunar landing mission. He followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface on July 20, 1969, and completing a 2-hour and 15-minute lunar EVA, he assisted in the collection of lunar surface samples, the deployment of lunar surface experiments, and an extensive evaluation of the life supporting extravehicular mobility unit. Completing man's first ascent from the lunar surface, Aldrin and Armstrong maneuvered their lunar module to a rendezvous with command module pilot Michael Collins who had remained in lunar orbit in the command module.
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