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Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the lunar surface, and his partner Anca Faur were over-the-moon excited to tie the knot.
In a small private ceremony in Los Angeles, the two became husband and wife on Friday, which also marked Aldrin’s 93rd birthday. In a Twitter post, Aldrin said he and his partner were “as excited as eloping teenagers” on the special day.
On my 93rd birthday & the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur & I have tied the knot.We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles & are as excited as eloping teenagers pic.twitter.com/VwMP4W30Tn
— Dr. Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) January 21, 2023
In 1969, Aldrin accompanied Neil Armstrong during NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission, the first to land people on the moon.
Aldrin retired from NASA in 1971 and has since become a vocal advocate for a manned mission to Mars.
His partner, Faur, is the executive vice president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC. Aldrin said on Twitter that the two have been a pair for more than four years, traveling the world together and spending time with Faur’s grandchildren.
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