Second Moon landing astronaut Buzz Aldrin weds on his 93rd birthday

Buzz Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the moon and a legendary astronaut from Apollo 11, announced on Friday, his 93rd birthday, that he had married his longtime fiancée.

Aldrin married Buzz Aldrin Ventures executive vice president Anca Faur in a private ceremony.

“On my 93rd birthday… I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur & I have tied the knot,” Aldrin tweeted along with pictures of himself and Faur, who is reportedly 63.

“We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles & are as excited as eloping teenagers.”

Faur obtained her doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 1996, and before to joining Buzz Aldrin Ventures, she had previously worked for Union Carbide and Johnson Matthey. She had also worked as the California Hydrogen Business Council’s treasurer.

Three of Aldrin’s prior marriages ended in divorce.

The US astronaut is the only surviving participant of the Apollo 11 mission, which took place on July 20, 1969, and during which he and Neil Armstrong made history by being the first humans to step foot on the Moon.

Armstrong passed away in 2012, and Michael Collins, who operated the command module while his crewmates walked on the moon, passed away in April 2021.

Aldrin has remained a steadfast supporter of space exploration ever since leaving NASA in 1971.

He has a crater on the Moon named after him that is close to the Apollo 11 landing area.

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