Over 600 million earthlings watched as U.S. astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon 45 years ago today. The historical milestone brings about many memories and thoughts, especially from Baby Boomers who were among the millions viewing the duo on television.
Examiner Jack Dennis had an opportunity to meet with Aldrin, who received his nickname “Buzz” (the obvious inspiration for Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear’s name) from his baby sister who could only say “Buzzer” instead of brother in their New Jersey home years ago.
Dennis caught up with Aldrin at a Space Autograph show in the St. Anthony hotel a few years ago when the second man to do the moonwalk had been creating plenty of buzz on TV’s Dancing With The Stars by taking more than one small step for man. More–>