On his 93rd birthday, legendary US astronaut Buzz Aldrin tied the knot for a fourth time.
Mr. Aldrin, along with the commander of the illustrious Apollo 11 space mission, Neil Armstrong, were the first two humans to set foot on the moon in 1969.
According to the ex-pilot, he and his new wife Anca Faur were “excited as eloping teens.”
He is one of just three living individuals who have set foot on the moon.
I am happy to inform that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur and I have married the marriage on my 93rd birthday, which also happens to be the day I will be honored by Living Legends of Aviation, he tweeted.
Dr. Faur, a 63-year-old executive vice president of Mr. Aldrin’s business, Buzz Aldrin Ventures, holds a PhD in chemical engineering.
Around 600 million people watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon for the first time as part of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. At the time, it had the biggest television audience ever.
Nearly instantly, Mr. Aldrin rose to prominence as one of the most well-known people on earth. The months that followed were a flurry of interviews, photo ops, and after-dinner speeches.
I hadn’t given what would follow that much thought, Mr. Aldrin admitted to the Los Angeles Times in 2001. I admit that I wasn’t particularly prepared or at ease with being so thrown into the spotlight.
Prior to the infamous moon landing, Mr. Aldrin flew combat flights for the US Air Force in the Korean War.
In 2018, he established the Human SpaceFlight Institute, a nonprofit think organization.