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Buzz Aldrin, one of the 1st to walk on moon, gets married again at 93: ‘You must be over the moon!’

Buzz Aldrin in 2019 (Photo by Valeriano Di Domenico/Getty Images for Kaspersky)

By: Shubham Ghosh

Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, one of the first two American astronauts to walk on the moon in the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, has got married again and this time, he did it on Friday (20), the day he turned 93.

Aldrin took to Twitter on Saturday (21) to post pictures with his wife Dr Anca Faur, aged around 50, and said that they tied the knot at a small event held in Los Angeles, California. It was his fourth marriage. All of Aldrin’s earlier marriages had ended in divorce.

“On my 93rd birthday & the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur & I have tied the knot. We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles & are as excited as eloping teenagers,” the former astronaut wrote.

The tweet has received more than 34 likes and was retweeted more than 2,000 times at the time of writing this report.

Several comments poured in for the couple with one writing, “you must be over the moon!”

“Congratulations young man! Over the Moon again!!” said one user, adding, “My Man. Landing on the moon comes second to landing Dr. Faur. Much happiness to you both.”

Aldrin, who was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, US, on January 30, 1930, is the only surviving member of the historic mission’s three-men crew, the two other being Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Michael Collins (1930-2021).

While Armstrong was the first astronaut to step on the surface of the moon, Aldrin followed him 19 minutes later.

Aldrin retired from NASA in 1971 and in 1998, founded the ShareSpace Foundation, a non-profit body to promote expansion of crewed space exploration.

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