At the age of 86, former Astronaut Buzz Aldrin is going on a trip to the South Pole from Nov. 22 through Dec. 12, 2016. He’s already been on adventures down to the Titanic, to deserts, the North Pole and almost every other location on Earth. He also went to the moon!
The middle school he once attended in New Jersey has been renamed after him. So instead of Montclair, the name of the school was changed to The Buzz Aldrin Middle School/The Moon.
Aldrin opened “Destination: Mars,” a virtual reality tour of the Red Planet. He attended WE Day Minnesota to celebrate Young People Changing The World on the same day. He’s also written a lot of books including autobiographies of his life.
Now after everything else he’s done, he’ll be taking a trip that inspires us all, a trip to the South Pole. This adventure is one he’s been waiting to go on for a long time. Aldrin is very excited for his next adventure.
He’ll get to see penguins and all kinds of amazing creatures. Chances are, he’ll get to see some icebergs as well.
Aldrin is an amazing guy. He got the nickname Buzz from his little sister who called him Buzzer because she couldn’t say brother. He and Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969—Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon’s surface and Aldrin was the second.