Buzz Aldrin in Antarctica

Buzz Aldrin in Antarctica

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Buzz Aldrin in Antarctica. Retired US astronaut, and second man on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin saluting the US flag on the ice runway at Novolazarevskaya Station, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, prior to boarding a plane to the South Pole. Aldrin was the lunar module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission (the spaceflight that landed the first two humans on the Moon) and was the second person to walk on the lunar surface, doing so on 21st July 1969 with Neil Armstrong. At the age of 86, he is the oldest person to reach the South Pole (as of 2017). Photographed in November 2016.

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