7 Reasons Buzz Aldrin Was Such a Successful Astronaut
Buzz was the son of Edwin “Gene” Aldrin, a WWII fighter pilot who founded a school for military aviation after the war.
His father’s connections with NASA did not influence his selection to be the Apollo 11 mission 11 astronaut.
He was selected for the mission because:
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York (1951), he graduated third in his class. Upon graduation Aldrin became an air force pilot. He flew 66 combat missions during the Korean War, where he flew F-86…