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Hear Buzz Aldrin tell the story of the first Moon landing

  • Hear Buzz Aldrin tell the story of the first Moon landing


    Buzz Aldrin was the second man to set foot on the Moon. In February 2016 Aldrin came to the Science Museum in London to tell the story of the historic mission in his own words.

    On 16 July 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on its way to becoming the first manned spacecraft to land on the moon. Aboard were Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin - the three brave men who made the historic journey. On 20 July, Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon and Aldrin joined him on the lunar surface soon after. The Moon walk lasted nearly two-and-a-half hours while the pair collected lunar samples and conducted experiments.

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  • First Person: Buzz Aldrin Discusses Moon Landing


    On the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 crew landing on the moon, former astronaut Buzz Aldrin shares his experience and predicts where man will go in the future. (July 20)

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  • Apollo 11: One Small Step on the Moon for All Mankind


    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent more than two hours outside their spacecraft on the Moon. They studied the surface. They collected rocks. After almost a day, they blasted off. They docked with Michael Collins in orbit around the Moon.

    For more information on their voyage to the Moon and one small step on the lunar surface for all of mankind, visit

  • Buzz Aldrin Was The First Man To Relieve Himself On The Moon | Late Night with Conan O’Brien


    (Original airdate: May 17, 2000) Conan interviews the second man to walk on the moon and the first to relieve himself (in his suit, of course), Buzz Aldrin.

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  • EXCLUSIVE: Buzz Aldrin Confirms UFO Sighting in Syfys Aliens on the Moon


    Forget everything you think you know about the moon! The channel that brought you Sharknado has turned their sights to the stars for a two-hour documentary special, Aliens on the Moon: The Truth Exposed, and ET has your exclusive first look!

  • Buzz Aldrin interview | Apollo 11 Moon Landing | Man From the Moon | This Week | 1973


    Some short extracts from a recently discovered interview with Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
    In the full interview Aldrin Speaks about the Landing and also the emotional and psychological problems he suffered afterwards. We also hear from his wife Joan, who speaks about how the Moon Landing took over the families life.

    First shown: 20/09/1973
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  • Listen to restored Apollo 11 mission audio


    Canadian software engineer Ben Feist is helping bring the sounds of NASA's Mission Control back to life. His website, Apollo 11 in Real Time, takes viewers on a journey through the first landing on the moon, complete with restored mission material.
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  • Buzz Aldrin has cleared lie detector test: Saw UFO on way to the moon?


    Buzz Aldrin reportedly passed a lie-detector test over claims he saw an alien craft on his way to the moon are being questioned.
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  • Tell Me A Story: Buzz Aldrin Leaves Commemorative Medallion on Moon


    Over the course of the Apollo Moon landings, a handful of commemorative items were left on the lunar surface. During Apollo 11, astronaut Buzz Aldrin had the responsibility of leaving behind a medallion honoring fallen astronauts and cosmonauts, and with goodwill messages from countries all over the world. Hear how he almost forgot to complete this task!

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  • Buzz Aldrin interview | Apollo 11 Moon Landing | Man From the Moon | This Week | 1973


    Some short extracts from a recently discovered interview with Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin. I these extract Aldrin speaks about his apprehension on being on the first flight and also the attention he received after the landing.

    In the full interview Aldrin Speaks about the Landing and also the emotional and psychological problems he suffered afterwards. We also hear from his wife Joan, who speaks about how the Moon Landing took over the families life.

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  • Historic Apollo 11 Footage: Returning to Earth after Moon Landing


    “As a result of what you have done, the world's never been closer together .... We can reach for the stars just as you have reached so far for the stars, said President Richard Nixon to the #Apollo50th crew who had a successful voyage to land and walk on the Moon. Tune in on Wednesday, July 24 starting at 12:45 p.m. EDT as we broadcast historic footage of this moment

  • Apollo 11: Landing on the Moon


    On July 20, 1969, humans walked on another world for the first time in history, achieving the goal that President John F. Kennedy had set in 1961, before Americans had even orbited the Earth. After a landing that included dodging a lunar crater and boulder field just before touchdown, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin explored the area around their lunar landing site for more than two hours.

    When the lunar module landed at 4:17 p.m EDT, only 30 seconds of fuel remained. Armstrong radioed Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed. Mission control erupted in celebration as the tension breaks, and a controller tells the crew You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue, we're breathing again.

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  • True Stories about the Apollo 11 Moon Landing


    Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 began its voyage into American history. And if you've ever had questions about it - we have 5 answers for you! (and they're really weird).

    The Saturn V rocket carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — and just four days later, man first set foot on the moon. The moon mission was a milestone in human history. But it was also a groundbreaking moment in broadcast television, as CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite brought the frontier of space to living rooms across America.

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  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11s Moon Landing, with Commentary from Buzz Aldrin


    The anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing—one of mankind’s greatest achievements—has inspired us to dramatically step up our own work, enhancing our earlier moon-landing demo with NVIDIA RTX real-time ray tracing technology.

    The result: a beautiful, near-cinematic depiction of one of history’s great moments. Relive the moment with commentary from Buzz Aldrin, whose giant leap years ago inspires new generations of moonshots today.

  • Buzz Aldrin Remembers the Moon Landing


    Buzz Aldrin tells Howard about being a part of the historic Apollo 11 mission while on the Stern Show in 2010.

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  • Journey to the Moon: Edwin Buzz Aldrin #Apollo50


    Edwin Aldrin was born in Montclair, New Jersey, on 20 January 1930. His mother, Marion Moon, was the daughter of an Army Chaplain. His father, Edwin Eugene Aldrin, was a Colonel in the Air Force. Buzz grew up in New Jersey and after graduating from Montclair High School, he was educated at the US West Point Military Academy, graduating third in his class with a BS in mechanical engineering. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force, and received pilot training in 1951.

    Aldrin flew 66 combat missions in F-86s in Korea, destroying two MIG-15 aircraft. Known to all by his nickname, Buzz, Aldrin was also one of the most important figures in the accomplishment of Project Apollo which successfully landed an American on the Moon in the 1960s.

    Aldrin became a NASA astronaut in October 1963, the same year that he wrote a dissertation on orbital mechanics to earn a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.
    On 11 November 1966, he orbited aboard the Gemini 12 spacecraft, a revolutionary flight that successfully ended the Gemini program. During this time, Aldrin became one of the key figures working on the problem of rendezvous of spacecraft in Earth or lunar orbit and docking them together for spaceflight. Without these skills, Apollo could not have been successfully completed.

    Aldrin was ideally qualified for this work, and his intellectual inclinations ensured that he carried out these tasks with enthusiasm. He worked to develop the necessary procedures and tools for accomplishing space rendezvous and docking. He was also a central figure in devising the methods necessary for carrying out the astronauts' extravehicular activities. This, too, was critical to the successful accomplishment of Apollo.

    Aldrin was chosen as a member of the three-person Apollo 11 crew that landed on the Moon on 20 July 1969, fulfilling the mandate of President John F. Kennedy to send Americans to the Moon before the end of the decade. Aldrin was the second American to set foot on the lunar surface. He and Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong spent about 20 hours on the Moon before returning to the orbiting Apollo Command Module with 46 pounds of moon rock. The walk, which was televised, drew an estimated 600 million viewers, making it the largest television audience in history. The spacecraft and the lunar explorers returned to Earth on 24 July 1969.

    In 1971, Aldrin returned to the Air Force and retired a year later. Aldrin was decorated with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, followed by a 45-day international goodwill tour. Other honours include having Asteroid “6470 Aldrin” and the “Aldrin Crater” on the moon named after him. Aldrin and his Apollo 11 crew mates Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins also received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2011.

    He wrote two important books about his activities in the U.S. space program, where he recounted the flight of Apollo 11 and discussed the entire space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. He continues to be an important analyst of the space program and lives near Los Angeles, in California.

    Since retiring from NASA, Aldrin turned to studying advancements in space technology. He devised a spacecraft system for missions to Mars known as the Aldrin Mars Cycler, and received three U.S. patents for his schematics of a modular space station, Star booster reusable rockets, and multi-crew modules.

    He also founded Share Space Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to advancing space education, exploration and affordable space flight experiences. His latest book, “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration” was published by the National Geographic Society in 2013 and outlines his plan to get us beyond the moon and on to Mars.

    As one of the leading space exploration advocates, Buzz continues to chart a course for future space travel and remains a source of inspiration to the next generation of explorers and innovators.

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  • Flashback: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin recounts first moon landing in 2007 speech at Elon


    In 2007, former astronaut and fighter pilot Buzz Aldrin spoke at Elon University's McCrary Theatre. Aldrin recounted the Apollo 11 mission that allowed him and fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong to be the first two humans to ever set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.

  • Trump meets with Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins 50 years after moon landing


    President Donald Trump met with astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and the family of Neil Armstrong in the oval office on Friday, July 19, to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Aldrin and Armstrong walked on the moon on July 20, 1969, while Collins remained in orbit around the moon.

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  • Tribute to Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin


    Buzz Aldrin was chosen as a member of the three-person Apollo 11 crew that landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, fulfilling the mandate of President John F. Kennedy to send Americans to the Moon before the end of the decade. Aldrin was the second American to set foot on the lunar surface.

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  • Zoey interviews Buzz Aldrin


    Zoey interviews Buzz Aldrin at the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2015

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  • No, Buzz Aldrin didnt see aliens in space


    A viral Daily Star article claimed NASA astronauts had passed lie detector tests when asked about the existence of aliens.

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  • Apollo 11: Neil Armstrong’s Reflections on NASAs Mission to Land on the Moon


    Neil A. Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 mission to land on the Moon, reflects on the successful mission and his experience in lunar exploration.

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  • Remembering Astronaut Mike Collins Of The Historic Apollo 11 Moon Mission | TODAY


    Michael Collins, the NASA astronaut who piloted Apollo 11 above the moon while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took their historic first steps there, died Wednesday at the age of 90. NBC’s Harry Smith, who interviewed Collins two years ago, looks back at his life and legacy.» Subscribe to TODAY:
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  • Debunking Lunar Landing Conspiracies with Maxwell and VXGI


    Explore the truth behind the iconic Buzz Aldrin moon landing photo. See how modern graphics innovations can shed new light on a 45-year-old conspiracy theory. More info:

  • The first moon landing: 50 years on


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    “The Eagle has landed”, Neil Armstrong said 50 years ago as Apollo 11’s module landed. 650 million people watched as he stepped onto the moon, taking a “giant leap for mankind”. Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history as the first humans to leave footprints on the lunar surface.

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  • Buzz Aldrin On How The Apollo 11 Crew Almost Never Went to The Moon | Forbes


    Buzz Aldrin journeyed to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins in July 1969, and together their Apollo 11 flight created one of history’s most indelible moments. In the years since, Aldrin has become a passionate advocate for returning to space and rekindling America’s ambition to explore the outer limits. To accomplish that goal, he said, the U.S. can’t do it alone, and the country should dream bigger than the moon. At the 2016 Forbes Philanthropy Summit, Aldrin spoke with Steve Forbes about how the determination of one man in the Apollo program changed history.

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  • Was the Moon Landing faked? | Neil deGrasse Tyson | Big Questions


    Neil deGrasse Tyson joined us to answer our biggest questions on climate change, God, AI and more. Order your copy of Letters from an Astrophysicist now:

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is arguably the most influential, acclaimed scientist on the planet. As director of the Hayden Planetarium, and host of Cosmos and StarTalk, he has dedicated his life to exploring and explaining the mysteries of the universe.

    Every year, he receives thousands of letters – from students to prisoners, scientists to priests. Some seek advice, others yearn for inspiration; some are full of despair, others burst with wonder. But they are all searching for understanding, meaning and truth.

    His replies are by turns wise, funny, and mind-blowing. In this, his most personal book by far, he covers everything from God to the history of science, from aliens to death. He bares his soul – his passions, his doubts, his hopes. The big theme is everywhere in these pages: what is our place in the universe?

    The result is an awe-inspiring read and an intimate portal into an incredible mind, which reveals the power of the universe to start conversations and inspire curiosity in all of us.


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  • Moon Landing: Why was Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon? - Lingohack


    Why was Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon? This week is the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings. Find out why Neil Armstrong and not Buzz Aldrin or Michael Collins, was first to walk on the moon.

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  • Historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing Footage


    Join us for a trip down memory lane! Starting at 4:02 p.m. EDT on July 20, 2019, NASA TV replayed the original footage of the 1969 Moon landing. Relive the moment:

  • 5 famous moon landing conspiracy theories debunked


    How is the flag waving on the moon? Why aren't there any stars in Apollo photos? We debunk these moon landing conspiracy theories and more.

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  • The history of the Apollo 11 moon landing


    Saturday marks 50 years since the greatest technological achievement in human history: At 4:17 in the afternoon Eastern time, a spacecraft carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin touched down on the moon. Nearly seven hours later, with an estimated half a billion people watching on TV, Armstrong descended from the lunar module to take mankind's first steps on the moon's surface. Even now, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission continues to inspire America's next steps into space.

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  • Apollo 11’s ‘third astronaut’ reveals secrets from dark side of the moon | 60 Minutes Australia


    This year marks the 50th anniversary of that remarkable feat of technology and daring. And while the moonwalkers, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, dominate our memories of the moon landing, there’s a third astronaut who deserves his place in history. Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 command module spacecraft in lunar orbit while his two colleagues collected moon rocks. In a rare interview he tells Sarah Abo if it wasn’t for him, one of our greatest successes would have been a monumental failure.

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  • Apollo 11 Post Flight Press Conference


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    A continuation of 'Apollo 11 Facts: Post Flight Press Conference, Part 1 of 2' internal ID 2001181405, this video shows Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Aldrin, Jr., and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins during a post flight press conference, where they describe their experiences on the mission. The astronauts then answer questions from the audience.

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  • Neil Armstrong और Buzz Aldrin को Apollo 11 से Moon पर ले जाने वाले Michael Collins नहीं रहे



    Astronaut Michael Collins, who was a crew member of the Apollo 11 mission reaching the moon, has passed away. On 28 April 2021, the 90-year-old Collins breathed his last. It was Collins who landed the spacecraft on the moon, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin reaching the moon. Collins had cancer and had been battling the disease for a long time. The 91-year-old Aldrin is now the only surviving member of this mission.

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  • Relive Apollo 11s Historic Moon Landing | Mach | NBC News


    50 years ago, the astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission did something we still consider the benchmark of human innovation and achievement: setting foot on the Moon and returning safely to the Earth.

  • Professor Brian Cox meets Buzz Aldrin


    This special talk was recorded at the Science Museum’s IMAX Theatre between astronaut Buzz Aldrin and British physicist Brian Cox.

    Aldrin was selected by NASA in 1963 into the third group of astronauts and on 20 July 1969 made history with Neil Armstrong during their Apollo 11 moonwalk, becoming the first two humans to set foot on another world.

    Since retiring from NASA, Aldrin continues to chart a course for future space travel and is passionate about inspiring the younger generations of future explorers and innovators.

    Dr. Aldrin is an author of nine books including ‘Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration’ which outlines his plan to get us beyond the moon and on to Mars. He continues to inspire today’s youth with his illustrated children’s books including ‘Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet’.

    Professor Brian Cox is an Advanced Fellow of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester and presenter of numerous science programmes including BBC2’s Stargazing Live.



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  • How Apollo 11 made it to the Moon and back


    Getting humans to the Moon and back was a carefully choreographed journey, with the landing on the lunar surface just one part of the historic Apollo 11 mission carried out by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Narrated by legendary BBC presenter James Burke, who led the commentary on the Moon landing, this animation shows many of the crucial steps involved for humans to walk on another world.

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  • Apollo 11: Celebrating NASAs Historic Moon Landing


    The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth. The success of the mission was celebrated globally and united all humankind. This video shows the parades that celebrated the successful return of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.

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  • Buzz Aldrin | StarTalk


    Neil deGrasse Tyson interviews the first man ever to walk on the moon. Plus, a special look at the legacy of the Apollo programme and Buzz's plan to send humans to Mars.

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  • Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin recounts original moon landing plan


    On the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the world is remembering Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong`s first steps on the surface of the moon. However, astronaut Buzz Aldrin was actually supposed to be the first to get out of the Lunar Module.

  • Expert Annotation: An In-Depth Look at the Iconic Buzz Aldrin Moon Man Photo


    You're probably familiar with the famous image of Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon in 1969. But you may not know all the details of the image such as what you can see in Aldrin's visor. In this episode of Expert Annotation, a Smithsonian curator takes a look at the many things happening at this historic moment.

  • One giant leap: 50 years since the first moon landing


    On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, rocketing astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into space. Watch this video to know more.
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  • Buzz Aldrins Pen Story | Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission


    History Center President and CEO Andy Masich tells the story of how a pen got Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong off of the Moon.

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  • The Historic Moment Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Set Foot on the Moon


    On July 19, 1969, Apollo 11 and its astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, went into orbit around the moon.

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  • Buzz Aldrin on the Dangers of Apollo 11


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    July 20th 1969: 49 minutes after Neil Armstrong delivered his “one small step” line, Buzz Aldrin conducted a series of mobility tests to determine the best ways for astronauts to get around the lunar surface. His walkabout was seen live on television screens across planet Earth. Here – presented in 4K video for the first time – is the view from a motion picture camera in the Lunar Module. NASA’s original slow-scan TV stream has been inset for comparison.
    Buzz’s test ended when Mission Control patched through a call from the President of the United States, Richard Nixon.
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    Buzz Aldrin: I'd like to evaluate the various paces that a person can (static) traveling on the lunar surface. I believe I'm out of your field-of-view. Is that right, now, Houston?
    Bruce McCandless CAPCOM (Mission Control): That's affirmative, Buzz. You're in our field-of-view now.
    Buzz Aldrin: Alright, you do have to be rather careful to keep track of where your center of mass is. Sometimes, it takes about two or three paces to make sure you've got your feet underneath you.
    About two to three or maybe four easy paces can bring you to a fairly smooth stop. (To) change directions, like a football player, you just have to put a foot out to the side and cut a little bit.
    The so-called kangaroo hop does work, but it seems as though your forward mobility is not quite as good as it is in the more conventional one foot after another.
    As far as saying what a sustained pace might be, I think that one that I'm using now would get rather tiring after several hundred (static). But this may be a function of this suit, as well as the lack of gravity forces.

  • Buzz Aldrin and the first space selfie


    Think you've got a unique selfie? Hear the story behind the world's first selfie in space, taken by Buzz Aldrin in 1966.

  • Michael Collins on flying solo during Apollo 11 moon landing: Not one iota lonely


    Michael Collins, who was part of the Apollo 11 moon landing crew and kept the command module flying while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 90, his family said on Wednesday. He was sometimes known as the 'forgotten astronaut' because he did not get to land on the moon, while Armstrong and Aldrin became household names. But his role in the mission in 1969 was just as crucial and his task to keep the module in lunar orbit as his crewmates departed in the Eagle lander and then returned safely was just as crucial, nerve-racking and exciting for the mission as a whole.

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