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Buzz Aldrin

Real/Birth Name:
Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
Also Known As:
Buzz Eugene Aldrin
Nickname(s):
Buzz
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

West Point class of 1951. Astronaut.The second man on the Moon with Neil Armstrong. Legally changed his name to Buzz Aldrin in 1988. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. New Jersey Hall of Fame 2008. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. International Space Hall of Fame. New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame 1980. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000. Aviation Hall of Fame of New Jersey 1980. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1985. California Hall of Fame 2011. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1971.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Space Missions:

Apollo 11 (1969)
First manned landing, in Sea of Tranquility.
Gemini 12 (1966)
Final Gemini flight. Rendezvoused and docked manually with its target Agena and kept station with it during EVA. Aldrin set an EVA record of 5 hours and 30 minutes for one space walk and two stand-up exercises, and demonstrated solutions to previous EVA problems. 59 orbits completed

Neil Armstrong

Real/Birth Name:
Neil Alden Armstrong
Also Known As:
Neil A. Armstrong
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82, 20 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Test pilot. Astronaut. Aerospace engineer. Flew the X-15. First person on the Moon. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1969. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978. Congressional Gold Medal 2009. Aerospace Walk of Honor 1991. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1979. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1971. United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor 2010.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at Corner of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 14 January 1993.

Space Missions:

Apollo 11 (1969)
First manned landing, in Sea of Tranquility.
Gemini 8 (1966)
Accomplished first docking with another space vehicle, an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle. While docked, a Gemini spacecraft thruster malfunction caused near-fatal tumbling of the craft, which, after undocking, Armstrong was able to overcome; the crew effected the first emergency landing of a manned U.S. space mission.
X-15
Multiple flights by a rocket-powered aircraft. Some qualified by the US Air Force for an Astronaut Medal, exceeding 50 miles altitude.

Alan Bean

Real/Birth Name:
Alan LaVern Bean
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Astronaut. Fourth man on the moon. International Space Hall of Fame. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1998. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2010. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 2010.

Space Missions:

Apollo 12 (1969)
Second landing, in Ocean of Storms near Surveyor 3.
Skylab 3

Gene Cernan

Real/Birth Name:
Eugene Andrew Cernan
Also Known As:
Eugene Cernan
Nickname(s):
Gene
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Orbited the moon and descended in the LM without landing. The last man to stand on the moon. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2000. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 2000. United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor 2006.

Space Missions:

Apollo 10 (1969)
Dress rehearsal for first lunar landing; flew LM down to 50,000 feet (15 km) from lunar surface.
Apollo 17 (1972)
Only Saturn V night launch. Landed in Taurus-Littrow. First geologist on the Moon. Final manned Moon landing.
Gemini 9A (1966)
Rescheduled from May to rendezvous and dock with an Augmented Target Docking Adapter (ATDA) after the original Agena Target Vehicle failed to orbit. The ATDA shroud did not completely separate, making docking impossible. Three different types of rendezvous, two hours of EVA, and 44 orbits were completed.

Charles Conrad

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Peter Conrad Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles "Pete" Conrad
Pete Conrad
Nickname(s):
Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Third man on the moon in the Apollo 12 mission. Died in a motorcycle accident. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1980. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978.

Space Missions:

Apollo 12 (1969)
Second landing, in Ocean of Storms near Surveyor 3.
Gemini 11 (1966)
Gemini record altitude with apogee of 739.2 nautical miles reached using the Agena Target Vehicle propulsion system after first orbit rendezvous and docking. Gordon made a 33-minute EVA and two-hour standup EVA. 44 orbits.
Gemini 5 (1965)
First week-long flight. First use of fuel cells for electrical power. Evaluated guidance and navigation system for future rendezvous missions. Completed 120 orbits.
Skylab 2

Charlie Duke

Real/Birth Name:
Charles Moss Duke Jr.
Also Known As:
Charles Duke
Nickname(s):
Charlie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
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Brief Facts:

Former test pilot. Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 16 mission. Youngest person to walk on the moon. South Carolina Hall of Fame 1973. Texas Science Hall of Fame 2000. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Space Missions:

Apollo 16 (1972)
Landed in Plain of Descartes.

James Irwin

Real/Birth Name:
James Benson Irwin
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Apollo 15 Lunar Module Pilot, the 8th person to walk on the moon. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Space Missions:

Apollo 15 (1971)
First Extended LM and LRV rover, landed in Hadley-Apennine.

Ed Mitchell

Real/Birth Name:
Edgar Dean Mitchell
Also Known As:
Edgar Mitchell
Nickname(s):
Ed
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. LM pilot on Apollo 14 mission to the moon. Sixth person to walk on the moon. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997. International Space Hall of Fame 1979. DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 2008.

Space Missions:

Apollo 14 (1971)
Third moon landing, in Fra Mauro.

Harrison Schmitt

Real/Birth Name:
Harrison Hagan Schmitt
Also Known As:
Harrison H. Schmitt
Nickname(s):
Jack
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
85, 6 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

Last man to step onto the moon. Only geologist to walk on the moon. Apollo 18 mission, cancelled. Senator from New Mexico 1977-1983. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.

Space Missions:

Apollo 17 (1972)
Only Saturn V night launch. Landed in Taurus-Littrow. First geologist on the Moon. Final manned Moon landing.
Apollo 18
(abandoned) Originally planned to land in Schroter's Valley, a river-like channel.

David Scott

Real/Birth Name:
David Randolph Scott
Nickname(s):
Dave
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
88, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Astronaut. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2008.

Space Missions:

Apollo 15 (1971)
First Extended LM and LRV rover, landed in Hadley-Apennine.
Apollo 9 (1969)
First manned flight of CSM and LM in Earth orbit; demonstrated Portable Life Support System to be used on the lunar surface.
Gemini 8 (1966)
Accomplished first docking with another space vehicle, an unmanned Agena Target Vehicle. While docked, a Gemini spacecraft thruster malfunction caused near-fatal tumbling of the craft, which, after undocking, Armstrong was able to overcome; the crew effected the first emergency landing of a manned U.S. space mission.

Alan Shepard

Real/Birth Name:
Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr.
Nickname(s):
Al
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Test pilot and astronaut. Mercury-Redstone 3, in the Freedom 7, a sub-orbital flight to the height of 116 miles, lasting 15 minutes, LM pilot Apollo 14, the fifth person to walk on the Moon, and the only Mercury astronaut to walk on the moon. International Space Hall of Fame. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1978. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1971. United States Naval Aviation Hall of Honor 1990.

Space Missions:

Apollo 14 (1971)
Third moon landing, in Fra Mauro.
Mercury-Redstone 3 (1961)
Call sign: Freedom 7. Suborbital test. First American in space. Recovered by carrier USS Lake Champlain.

John Young

Real/Birth Name:
John Watts Young
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Apollo 10 (orbited the moon). SpaceLab 1 as Commander. Apollo 16 to the moon surface. Drove the Lunar Rover. Chief of the Astronaut Office from 1974-1987. Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 2003. U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1993. Congressional Space Medal of Honor 1981. International Space Hall of Fame. National Aviation Hall of Fame 1988. International Air & Space Hall of Fame 1995.

Space Missions:

Apollo 10 (1969)
Dress rehearsal for first lunar landing; flew LM down to 50,000 feet (15 km) from lunar surface.
Apollo 16 (1972)
Landed in Plain of Descartes.
Gemini 10 (1966)
First use of the Agena Target Vehicle's propulsion systems. The spacecraft also rendezvoused with the Agena Target Vehicle from Gemini 8. Collins had 49 minutes of EVA standing in the hatch and 39 minutes of EVA to retrieve experiments from the Agena. 43 orbits completed.
Gemini 3 (1965)
First manned Gemini flight, three orbits.
SpaceLab 1 (1983)
Shuttle mission STS-9 on Columbia.
STS-1
Shuttle Columbia, launched April 12, 1981

Duration: 2d 6h.
STS-9
Shuttle Columbia, launched November 28, 1983

Duration: 10d 7h.
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