Buzz Aldrin, popularly known as Dr Rendezvous, is a former astronaut and fighter pilot based in the United States of America. He was the lunar module pilot of Apollo 11 and became the second person to ever land on the moon. Before this, he also served as a fighter pilot and took part in the Korean War, where he is known to have shot down the 2MiG-15 series of fighter jets.

Well, how well do you know about Buzz Aldrin? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Buzz Aldrin’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Buzz Aldrin to date.

Biography and Early Life

Aldrin was born to parents father, Edwin Eugene Aldrin Sr. and mother, Marion Aldrin, on 20th January of the year 1930 in Glen Ridge of Essex County, New Jersey, United States. His father was a former executive at Stanford Oil Company, and he also served in the US Army as an aviator during World War I and World War II. Aldrin is the youngest in his family as he has two older sisters, namely Fay-Ann Aldrin and Madeleine Aldrin.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Buzz Aldrin in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Buzz Aldrin’s age is 91 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 20 January 1930. Though, he is 5′ 10″ in feet and inches and 178 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 156 lbs in Pound and 71 kg in Kilograms.

Education

Buzz Aldrin attended the Montair High School of New Jersey to complete his schooling and later on went to the United States Military Academy located in West Point, New York, for his graduation. In the year 1951, he graduated with 3rd place, holding a major in mechanical engineering.

A few years later, in the year 1963, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned the Doctor of Science degree in astronautics.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Aldrin started dating Joan Archer in the year 1952 and later tied knots with her in 1954. They together have a daughter, namely Janice Aldrin, and two sons, namely Andrew Aldrin and James Aldrin. They lived happily for two decades together and filed for divorce in the year 1974. Then he dated Gina Lollobrigida around 1969 for a brief period of time, but they parted ways before even thinking of getting married.

Then again, in the year 1973, he started dating Beverly Van Zile, and the two got married in 1975 only to file for divorce in 1978. He then dated Grace Lee Whitney for a brief period of time, but they broke up soon after, and he then married Lois Driggs Cannon in 1988. They got divorced around the year 2012. Currently, he is living a single life in Satellite Beach of Brevard County, Florida, Unites States and enjoying his time with his three great-grandsons.

Is Buzz Aldrin Gay?

Dr Rendezvous is everything, but gay, which is evident from the fact that he has a very long dating history and includes only women.

Professional Career

Aldrin started working in the Air Force Space Division and picked as an astronaut by NASA in 1963. He became the pilot of Gemini 12 and showed everyone that astronauts could work outside the spacecraft when in space.

Then on the 20th of July of the year 1969, Aldrin was selected as the pilot of the Apollo-11 mission, where he and Neil Armstrong together made history as they stepped on the moon for the first time ever. Later he became the Commandant of US Air Force Test Pilot School after leaving NASA in 1971. He retired in 1972 after serving there for more than two decades.

Even after retirement, Aldrin discussed the importance of space exploration and also proposed a spacecraft design, namely Aldrin Cycler, which was designed to consume less fuel.

He then started indulging in the media industry when he collaborated with Snoop Dogg to create a Rocket Experience rap track. He then went on to act in the movie Transformers – Dark of Moon, where he portrayed himself. He also voiced a Simpson character in the episodes Deep Space Homer and Futurama. He also appeared in few episodes of the Big Bang Theory.

He is an astronaut and an author who got his books of autobiographies, Return to Earth and Magnificent Desolation, published in 1973 and 2009, respectively.

Awards

He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, both in 1969. He is also the recipient of the Second Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit for the Gemini and Apollo Programs and honorary doctorates from six distinguished universities. He was inducted with a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and a crater on the moon was named Aldrin in his honor.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Buzz Aldrin in 2021

Buzz Aldrin’s net worth is estimated at around $14 million as of 2021. He is one of the most legendary astronauts to ever live on this planet. He was associated with the Apollo 11 and Gemini 12 missions to space which helped him build his career as a successful American astronaut.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • Buzz took his communion to the moon and became the first person to celebrate a religious ceremony there.
  • His nickname Buzz originated from the fact that his sister mispronounced brother as buzzer, which was abbreviated to Buzz and later legalized in 1988 as his first name.
  • He was the first astronaut with a doctoral degree.
  • His nickname, Dr Rendezvous, is derived from the title of his thesis, namely Line of Sight Guidance Techniques for Manned Orbital Rendezvous.

Buzz Aldrin is a living inspiration for many children who dream of stepping on planets and exploring galaxies. He has achieved the moon in the true sense after being involved in three spacewalk missions during the late 1960s, one with Gemini 12 and the other with Apollo 11 along with Neil Armstrong.

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Facts of Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.

  • Gender Male
  • full nameEdwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
  • birthplaceGlen Ridge, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of Birth January 01, 1930
  • Age 91 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Capricorn
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone
  • Lucky Color
  • Best Match for Marriage
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristianity
  • net worth$14 million
  • professionFormer Astronaut
  • weightIn Kilograms – 71 Kg, In Pounds – 156 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 178 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″
  • hair colorGray
  • eye colorBlue
  • high schoolMontclair High School

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