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Buzz Aldrin

  • Assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing in Seoul, Korea in December 1951 and flew 66 combat missions in the F-86.
  • Flew on the Gemini 12 flight with Jim Lovell.
  • Second man to walk on the moon with Neil Armstrong July 20th, 1969 on the Apollo 11 mission.
  • Significantly improved operational techniques for astronautical navigation star display.
  • Leading proponent of civilian space travel.
  • In July 1971 returned to the Air Force as commander of the test pilot school at Edwards Air Force Base.

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