A Tribute to Gemini 12 & Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the Second Man to walk on the Moon. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was selected for nasa’s Astronaut Group 3 or “The Fourteen” on October 1963. His first spaceflight was as pilot on Gemini 12, with commander Jim Lovell, the last Gemini mission and the last chance to prove methods for EVA. He utilized revolutionary techniques during training for that mission, including neutrally-buoyant underwater training. Such techniques are still used today. Aldrin set a record for extra-vehicular activity and proved that astronauts could work outside the spacecraft. Aldrin’s next & final spaceflight was Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 11, the first attempt to land humans on the Moon. It was also the second all-veteran crew in manned spaceflight history. Launched on July 16, 1969, it carried Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above. buzzaldrin.com
For more videos and games check out our new website at www.sesamestreet.org In this clip, Buzz Aldrin talks to Alex about space. Sesame Street is a production of Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization which also produces Pinky Dinky Doo, The Electric Company, and other programs for children around the world.
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin spoke about the future of space exploration and said the public would be interested in a monolith on Phobos, one of the two small moons that revolve around Mars. www.c-spanarchives.org
During the Apollo 11 flight to the moon Buzz Aldrin claimed that he and Niel Armstrong had seen a strange UFO alongside their capsule.
It appears to me that for some time, perhaps since the 70’s, Buzz has been making this claim that they had seen a UFO that they could not explain, but only recently in 2007 is he now saying that they were 99.9% sure it was just a panel from their own equipment. Am I right in this assumption?
I know this has been put on youtube before but I could’nt resist it. It’s one hell of a whack! Apollo 11 astronaut and second man on the moon lands a sweet punch on someone who thinks the Moon Landings was faked. Well done Buzz!