Their marriage was to be out of this world.
Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, who became the second person to ever set foot on the moon in 1969, after teammate Neil Armstrong, married his “longtime love” on his 93rd birthday on Friday.
The former astronaut announced his nuptials on Twitter.
“On my 93rd birthday and the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation, I am happy to announce that my longtime love, Dr. Anca Faur, and I have been married,” Aldrin wrote. “We were brought together in a holy marriage in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles and are as excited as runaway teenagers.”
He posted two photos of himself in a tuxedo and Faur in a sparkly long-sleeved dress.
Aldin also thanked fans for their birthday wishes. in another Friday tweet. “It means a lot and I hope to continue to serve a greater cause for many more revolutions around the sun,” he wrote.
In July 1969, Mission Commander Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins lifted off in Apollo 11 on a nearly 250,000 mile journey to the moon. It took them four days to reach their destination.
Armstrong stayed on the moon’s surface for two hours and 32 minutes, and Aldrin, who followed him, spent about 15 minutes less than that.
The two astronauts set up an American flag, collected moon rocks and set up science experiments before returning to the spacecraft. They also spoke to President Richard Nixon by radio from the Oval Office.
The three astronauts returned home and were welcomed as heroes.