He devoted his whole life to space and only at 93 was able to find time for love and got married
Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the moon after his crewmate Neil Armstrong in 1969, married his “longtime love” on Friday, the day before his 93rd birthday.
The former astronaut announced his marriage on Twitter, giving the impression that their nuptials were extraordinary.
In a statement, Aldrin said, “I am happy to inform that my lifelong love Dr. Anca Faur and I have tied the knot on my 93rd birthday and the day I will also be recognized by Living Legends of Aviation. In a modest, private ceremony in Los Angeles, “we were joined in holy matrimony and are as excited as eloping teens.”
He shared two images of Faur wearing a long-sleeved dazzling dress and himself wearing a tuxedo.
Another tweet from Aldin on Friday thanked followers for their birthday wishes. It means a lot, and I want to keep working for a better cause for numerous other solar revolutions, he wrote.
Apollo 11 launched in July 1969 on a nearly 250,000-mile voyage to the moon with mission commander Armstrong, lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, and command module pilot Michael Collins at the controls. Their journey took four days to complete.
Aldrin, who came after Armstrong, was on the moon’s surface for around 15 minutes less. Armstrong remained there for two hours and 32 minutes.