Buzz Aldrin is an American astronaut; He had the honor to be the second person to walk on the moon. He is not only an astronaut but an engineer and fighter pilot. Along with mission commander Neil Armstrong, he was the first two people to land on the Moon. He and Neil Armstrong went to the moon on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
He was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. He did his degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated in 1952. He did his Doctor of Science degree in astronautics from MIT. After earning a Doctoral degree, he was selected as a member of NASA’s Astronaut Group 3. This was an achievement for him as this made him the first astronaut with a doctoral degree.
Aldrin set foot on the Moon at 03:15:16. It was on July 21, 1969 (UTC). It was nineteen minutes after Armstrong first touched the surface, thus making him the second person to touch his foot on the moon. Though he became the second person to set foot on the moon, he was the first person to hold a religious ceremony on the Moon. He privately took communion when he was on the moon.
Who is Buzz Aldrin’s Wife?
Buzz Aldrin recently made news of marrying the love of his life on his 93rd birthday. The second man to walk on the moon married his long-term love, Anca Fair, on 20th January 2023. They chose to have a small ceremony with close family and friends.
They tied the knot in a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Their marriage date also happened to coincide with his 93rd birthday. The couple released a statement saying that they are as excited as teenagers who are about to elope to get married.
Aldrin and his wife, Faur, have been friends for a long time and became a couple four years ago. Faur is the executive vice president of his business, Buzz Aldrin Venture LLC. The Couple announced the happy news through Twitter.
Buzz Aldrin’s Previous Relationships
In total, this former astronaut has been married four times. Prior to his marriage with Faur, he was married to three other women. His first marriage was with Joan Archer. It was on December 29, 1954. His first wife, Joan Archer, is an academic with degrees from Rutger and Columbia Universities. In his first marriage, he had three children, James, Janice, and Andrew.
He has a grandson, three great-grandsons, and a granddaughter. The couple stayed together for 20 years before calling it quits. They divorced in 1974. A year after his divorce, he married Beverly Van Zile. It was on December 31, 1975. The marriage did not last long, as they got divorced three years later, in 1978.
He got married for a third time in 1988. It was with Lois Driggs. They got married on valentines day. They stayed together for 24 years before divorcing. The couple officially split in 2012. As a divorce settlement, they included 50 percent of their bank account. Dr. Anca Faur was his fourth marriage; they tied the knot on 20th January 2023.
Buzz Aldrin’s Legal Dispute With His Family
Aldrin’s children, from his first wife Andrew and Janice, along with his former business manager Christina Korp claimed that he had dementia and Alzheimer’s. They accused him of spending all of his savings due to this illness.
According to them, he made some new friends and was spending all of his life savings with them. There was a legal dispute involved in this matter. The suit was filed in 2018. The suit demanded to make the children be his legal guardian so they could monitor his spending habits.
This caused Aldrin to file a lawsuit against them for exploiting him. He said that they were not acting in his best interest and were planning to exploit his business. Their case went on for a year before his children withdrew their petition. He officially dropped his suit in 2019. The case was then settled without any dispute.