Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut. He was born on 20 January 1930 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA.
He was a major part of history when he joined the mission to pilot the Apollo 11, which landed on the moon on 21 July 1969 and was the second person to walk on its surface after fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong. He retired in 1972 and went on to chronicle his life story in the autobiographies, Return to Earth (1973) and Magnificent Desolation (2009). He has since took his hand to penning science fiction novels alongside John Barnes.
Awards and Achievements:
Robert J. Collier, Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial and the Harmon Trophies
Honorary Doctorate of Science (1967)
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1993)
Langley Gold Medal (1999)
General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award (2006)
Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon is a autobiographical book written by Buzz Aldrin, a follow-up to the previous autobiography, Return to Earth. Alongside the take on the moon landing itself and the success and triumph we know of, we also see a more personal side to Aldrin and his major descent into depression and alcoholism and how he overcame his demons.
If you or anyone you know is an avid space enthusiast and would like to know more about Buzz Aldrin's life, this is the perfect addition to your collection!
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Buzz Aldrin Signed Book (Magnificent Desolation)