Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon married Anca Faur in a small ceremony in Los Angeles.
Buzz Aldrin must be over the moon after he got married for the fourth time on his 93rd birthday. The legendary astronaut tied the knot with his "longtime love" Anca Faur in a small ceremony in Los Angeles. Faur is the executive vice president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC. "I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur & I have tied the knot. We were joined in holy matrimony," the second man to walk on the moon shared online alongside two photos of the couple dressed in a tux and gown.
He added that he and his bride "are as excited as eloping teenagers." The 93-year-old also said he was honored on the same day by the Living Legends of Aviation, making the day a three-in-one celebration.
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 pic.twitter.com/VwMP4W30Tn— Dr. Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) January 21, 2023
Aldrin previously mentioned that Faur and he had been a pair for more than four years. The two enjoy traveling the world together and bonding with Faur's grandchildren. This is Aldrin's fourth marriage. He was first married to Joan Ann Archer for two decades before getting a divorce in 1974. The former couple welcomed three children: sons James and Andrew, along with daughter Janice. The next year he married his second wife Beverly Van Zile, and they later divorced after just three years. His third marriage was to Lois Driggs Cannon in 1988 on Valentine's Day. They were together for 24 years before they divorced in 2012.
Happy 93rd Birthday to Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the Moon! pic.twitter.com/jYhCOX6lDm— Physics In History (@PhysInHistory) January 20, 2023
Aldrin was the second person to walk on the moon after Neil Armstrong. According to USA Today, Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin made their historic walk on July 20, 1969. Aldrin served as the Lunar Module Eagle pilot during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Michael Collins was the third member of the crew. At 93, Aldrin is currently the only surviving astronaut of the three that took part in the iconic mission.
Happy 93rd birthday, Buzz! When Buzz Aldrin ScD ’63 enrolled at MIT in 1959, he aimed to earn a master’s but ended up completing a doctor of science degree in 1963. Aldrin would become the first NASA astronaut to have earned a doctorate and the second human to walk on the moon. pic.twitter.com/0T7dz5yVKD— Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (@MIT) January 20, 2023
"I hadn't thought that much of what would come afterward," Aldrin admitted to the Los Angeles Times in 2001. "I was not that prepared or comfortable to be thrust into the public eye that much." At the time in his 70s, he admitted to the outlet that success truly lies in the pilgrimage within. Something far more difficult than the 240,000-mile journey to the moon. “You make changes, you learn to accept things,” Aldrin who has also battled alcoholism before said. He added, “You become satisfied with slow progress. Now I’m comfortable and at peace most of the time.”
Former astronaut, Buzz Aldrin is 93 today. pic.twitter.com/Kj4QGokRu1— Wall Street Queen (@WallStreetQuee2) January 20, 2023
He also confessed at the time that he wants to "keep on the move, keep stimulated and challenged. He admitted that he's had the good fortune in his life and "always door openings. And gradually, it accumulates. The opportunities open up in front of you. And then, you’re very thankful for it. Certainly, I’ve never wanted to live on past achievements.”
A very #HappyBirthday to the inimitable Buzz Aldrin! @TheRealBuzz is best known for his flights on Gemini XII and Apollo 11 and being one of the first astronauts to step foot on the Moon! Best wishes on your special day! pic.twitter.com/vxYbUalPYH— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory) January 20, 2023
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