HANS REMEMBERS- MARCH 11, 1969- NASA ANNOUNCES BUZZ ALDRIN SCHEDULED TO BE THE FIRST PERSON TO WALK ON THE MOON

Aldrin posing in his spacesuit

It was fifty years ago today – Tuesday March 11, 1969 NASA’s Dr. John Small, Director of Lunar Surface Projects announced that the plan was for Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin to get the honor of being the first person to walk on the Moon. Small added “That is the present plan, however that plan could still be changed and that another pilot on the Apollo mission, Neil Armstrong might be given the honor.” In the end of course it was Neil Armstrong- and they made the right choice.

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5 responses to “HANS REMEMBERS- MARCH 11, 1969- NASA ANNOUNCES BUZZ ALDRIN SCHEDULED TO BE THE FIRST PERSON TO WALK ON THE MOON

    • I am not sure – I do think he was more grounded than Buzz as far as ego goes. I don’t think if that had anything to do with it. Now I am curious. I think Neil handed that fame better than Buzz would have.

    • yes…. my friend Quinn has a lot of astronaut/ NASA Apollo related autographed books etc- and was at a book signing years ago with Buzz there- he had a book that a bunch of the guys had signed- Buzz refused to sign it.

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