Buzz Aldrin - updates

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One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity's first steps on the Moon

Jul 20, 2019 - 3:07 PM

(UPDATED) NASA plans to return to the Moon to test technology for Mars by 2024

Apollo 11 space mission US astronaut Buzz Aldrin is seen conducting experiments with the Passive Experiment Package (PSE) on the moon's surface on a picture taken by Neil Armstrong after both climbed down the ladder of the lunar module "Eagle" on July 21, 1969 to become the first men in history to set foot on the moon's surface. AFP PHOTO NASA (Photo by - / NASA / AFP)

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Dec 09, 2016 - 8:58 PM

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Buzz Aldrin discharged from New Zealand hospital

Dec 09, 2016 - 5:04 PM

Aldrin 86 the second man to walk on the moon is the oldest person to reach the South Pole before being evacuated to a hospital in the New Zealand city of Christchurch

GETTING BETTER. This handout photo from Christina Korp taken on December 5, 2016 and received on December 7 shows former US astronaut Buzz Aldrin (L) in a Christchurch hospital talking with Dr David Bowie. Photo courtesy of Christina Korp/ AFP

Buzz Aldrin recovering after polar evacuation, can't go home

Dec 04, 2016 - 1:54 PM

He still has some congestion in his lungs so has been advised not to take the long flight home to the States and to rest in New Zealand while it clears up

In this file photo, NASA Apollo XI astronaut Buzz Aldrin speaks at the Humans to Mars Summit on April 22, 2014 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin stable after South Pole health scare

Dec 01, 2016 - 11:35 PM

UPDATED Aldrin was visiting Antarctica as part of a tourist group when his condition deteriorated according to a statement from the tour operator White Desert

BUZZ ALDRIN. Buzz Aldrin speaks during WE Day Minnesota at Xcel Energy Center on September 20, 2016 in St Paul, Minnesota. File photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images for WE /AFP

Moon mementos found languishing in Neil Armstrong's closet

Feb 11, 2015 - 11:08 AM

The objects include a 16mm camera that was mounted on the window of the Eagle lunar module to record the historic landing and Armstrong s one small step

A NASA handout photo dated 20 July 1969 shows Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong working at the base of the lunar module on the moon. NASA/Handout/EPA

Webhits: Neil Armstrong's lunar heartbeat used for a John Lennon cover

Aug 01, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Berlin based songwriter Louise Gold honors the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission by using Neil Armstrong s heartbeat as a bass line for a John Lennon original

Buzz Aldrin: US must colonize Mars

May 09, 2013 - 8:01 AM

The 83 year old said the United States should apply what it learned decades ago by reaching the moon toward building a new colony on the Red Planet

This computer-generated images depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

A Filipino in space by 2014

Jan 10, 2013 - 10:32 AM

UPDATED American astronaut Buzz Aldrin kicks off an online contest that will send 22 civilians to space

COULD IT BE YOU? Sign up and we'll find out! #PinoyPride. Image from the AXE Philippines Facebook page

Captain's log: Real space chat for Star Trek crew

Jan 08, 2013 - 7:58 AM

Fact and fiction blurred this week when a real life astronaut boldly went where no man has gone before and conversed from orbit via Twitter with the crew of the famed Star Trek media franchise

Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012: First man on the moon

Aug 26, 2012 - 10:23 AM

With one small step off a ladder Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20 1969 making him the most lauded American of the Cold War space race

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, Apollo 11 Commander, inside the Lunar Module as it rests on the lunar surface after completion of his historic moonwalk, July 20, 1969. Image Credit: NASA