American astronaut; second person to walk on the Moon
Buzz Aldrin ▸ Facts ▸ Comments ▸ News ▸ Videos
Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer, and former astronaut and fighter pilot. Aldrin made three spacewalks as pilot of the 1966 Gemini 12 mission, and as the lunar module pilot on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, he and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first two humans to land on the Moon.
You Might Like
The technology behind Buzz Aldrin’s “Snoopy cap”Cathy Lewis, curator of International Space Programs and Spacesuits at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum, gives CBS News correspondent Chip Reid an exclusive up-close look..
‘We came in peace for all mankind’: Apollo 11 on the moon, 51 years agoSunday, July 20, 1969, was a historic day for the United States. Americans held their collective breath as Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon..
To the Moon! Apollo 11's great adventureJeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin..
‘The Cosmonaut ambassador to the world’: Buzz Aldrin pays tribute to pioneering Soviet spaceman Alexei LeonovAstronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has paid a touching tribute to fellow space explorer Alexei Leonov, the veteran Soviet cosmonaut who passed away on Friday. “The Cosmonaut..
Watch: Apollo 11 splashdown 50 years ago todayFour days after the first successful moon landing, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins faced a final, harrowing challenge
How CBS News covered the Apollo 11 splashdownOn July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins completed the final leg of their extraordinary journey to the moon, returning safely back to Earth. Watch..
Astronauts hailed as heroes 50 years after historic moon landingCAPE CANAVERAL — Capping a week of celebrations over the historic Apollo 11 mission, Vice President Mike Pence joined astronaut Buzz Aldrin on Saturday at the launch pad in Florida that sent the..
Also reported by •Reuters
50 years ago, humanity's first steps on another worldWASHINGTON: Fifty years ago on Saturday, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans in history to set foot on the Moon, an epoch-defining event watched on television by..
Buzz Aldrin punched a moon landing conspiracy theoristIt’s the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, but not everyone sees it this way. Nathan Rousseau Smith has the story.
Conspiracy theorist punched by Buzz Aldrin still insists moon landing was fakeBart Sibrel, a filmmaker and conspiracy theorist punched by Buzz Aldrin, has centered his career around disproving the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969.
The history of the Apollo 11 moon landingSaturday marks 50 years since the greatest technological achievement in human history: At 4:17 in the afternoon Eastern time, a spacecraft carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched..
On moon landing's 50th anniversary, Buzz Aldrin recounts his experiences on NASA's Apollo 11 missionBuzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon after Neil Armstrong, recounts the highlights of NASA's 1969 Apollo 11 mission - from the launch to homecoming.
Rare auction: A book used by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's moon landingAn out of this world auction item used by the first people on the moon could go for one giant price! Buzz60’s Mercer Morrison has the story.
Trump marks Apollo 11 anniversary by meeting astronauts Aldrin, CollinsWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump marked the 50th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon at an Oval Office meeting Friday with former Apollo 11 astronauts . Flanked by Buzz Aldrin, Mike..
Trump takes shots at NASA administrator during photo op celebrating Apollo moon landingDuring an Oval Office photo op to commemorate Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, President Trump dug at NASA chief Jim Bridenstine.
President Nixon talks to Apollo 11 astronauts on the moonShortly after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the U.S. flag on the moon, they received a congratulatory phone call from President Richard Nixon. Watch the CBS News coverage from July 20, 1969.
Apollo 11 astronauts plant flag on the moon on July 20, 1969On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin planted the American flag on the surface of the moon. Watch the moment here.
Watch the moment men first landed on the moonWalter Cronkite anchored CBS News live coverage on July 20, 1969, as Apollo 11's "Eagle" lunar lander, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, touched down on the moon. TV viewers..
Trump and Melania meet with Buzz Aldrin to remember moon landing — live updatesPresident Trump and the first lady are taking pictures with the remaining Apollo 11 crew and family
Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong put a flag on the moon. Here's what you can and can't see in the iconic photoTo commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, USA TODAY spoke with NASA experts to explain the details in the famed flag photo on the moon.
Buzz Aldrin, Second Man On Moon, Recalls "Magnificent Desolation"Fifty years after their history-making voyage to the moon, Buzz Aldrin recalls the first moments of the Apollo 11 launch being so smooth that he and his two crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Mike..
Apollo astronauts meet at historic launchpadFifty years ago on Tuesday, three American astronauts set off from Florida for the Moon on a mission that would change the way we see humanity’s place in the universe. The crew’s surviving members,..
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moonApollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz..
A look back at the history made by Apollo 11Crowds are gathering at Kennedy Space Center to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, the mission to put the first people on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the..
Apollo 11 astronauts share a meal before their historic missionAstronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins appeared calm, joking and laughing as they ate dinner the night before their historic launch to the moon on July 16, 1969.
Apollo 11 astronauts wave goodbye as they head to the Saturn V rocketDespite a police escort, Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins’ transfer van was stymied by traffic and arrived late at launch station 39A
"Sunday Morning" Full Episode 7/14This week's edition of "Sunday Morning," hosted by Jane Pauley, features Time magazine editor-at-large Jeffrey Kluger's report on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Plus: Tracy Smith..
One giant ... lie? Why so many people still think the moon landings were fakedIt took 400,000 Nasa employees and contractors to put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969 – but only one man to spread the idea that it was all a hoax. His name was Bill Kaysing. It..
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were lost on the Moon. ReallyOnce Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed Eagle on the Moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts and their spaceship were actually lost. Oh, Mission Control never lost radio contact with them. But NASA was never..
Some lucky people will own artifacts from Apollo 11 thanks to a special auctionFrom an auction that ended Thursday, lucky winners will take home pieces from the Apollo 11 mission, including Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin items.
Mining of the Moon to Begin: ESA Signs Contractby Stephanie Boyd - 2019 will be a very important year for the Moon – not only has there already been footage sent back from the reported ‘dark side’ in recent weeks, but we will..