Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr) was born in
Glen Ridge, New Jersey.
Aldrin was the second person to ever walk on the moon, he was
the pilot of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission. He was selected in the third
group of astronauts in 1963 and retired in 1971. His nickname
comes from his older sister’s mispronunciation of the word brother.
NASA file photo shows Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon.