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Buzz Aldrin, 2nd person to walk on the moon, marries ‘longtime love’ at 93

Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, who became the second person to walk on the moon in 1969 after crewmate Neil Armstrong, married his “longtime love” on his 93rd birthday on Friday. (20).

“On my 93rd birthday and the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation, I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur and I got married,” he wrote in a Twitter post.

“We joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles and we are as excited as teenagers on the run,” declared the passionate astronaut.

He posted two photos of himself in a tuxedo and Faur in a sparkly, long-sleeved dress.

Aldrin also thanked fans for their birthday wishes in another tweet on Friday. “It means a lot and I look forward to continuing to serve a greater cause for many more revolutions around the sun,” he said.

In July 1969, Mission Commander Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins took off in Apollo 11 on a journey to the Moon. It took four days to reach their destination.

Armstrong was on the moon’s surface for 2 hours and 32 minutes, and Aldrin, who followed him, spent about 15 minutes less than that.

The two astronauts raised an American flag, collected moon rocks and performed science experiments before returning to the spacecraft. They also spoke with then-President Richard Nixon via radio.

All three astronauts returned home to a hero’s welcome.

Source: CNN Brasil

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