Buzz Aldrin Marries Longtime Love At 93: NPR

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is seen aboard the lunar module Eagle on July 21, 1969.

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin is seen aboard the lunar module Eagle on July 21, 1969.

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Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the lunar surface, and his partner Anca Faur were delighted to be married.

In a small, private ceremony in Los Angeles, the two became husband and wife on Friday, which also marked Aldrin’s 93rd birthday. In a post on Twitter, Aldrin said he and his partner were “as excited as runaway teenagers” on the special day.

In 1969, Aldrin accompanied Neil Armstrong on NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission, the first to land people on the moon.

Aldrin retired from NASA in 1971 and has since become a strong advocate for a manned mission to Mars.

His partner, Faur, is the executive vice president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC. Aldrin said on Twitter that the two have been a pair for over four yearstraveling the world together and spending time with Faur’s grandchildren.

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