Former NASA Astronaut and the second person to step on to the moon, Buzz Aldrin set another record Sunday as he became the oldest person ever to fly with the famed Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team.
To make things ever more exciting the flight team ‘buzzed’ Aldrin’s old NASA stomping grounds, the historic launch pad 39A that launched him to the moon on Apollo 11 in 1969.
Hey @elonmusk – I hope you don’t mind but the @AFThunderbirds and I buzzed your @SpaceX launchpad yesterday. Pad 39-A! pic.twitter.com/zssqTcnGsU
— Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) April 3, 2017
What an awesome day! Retired Air Force Col. and astronaut Buzz Aldrin flew in the diamond formation over Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center. In 1969, Buzz Aldrin broke barriers and set foot on the moon.
He is a true American hero and pioneer. We are proud of his accomplishments and the legacy he represents every day. – US Air Force Thunderbirds
Aldrin who is 87 years old, wore a shirt underneath his flight suit that said “Get Your Ass to Mars!” Aldrin is a huge supporter of NASA’s plans to send people to Mars. The flight lasted about 20 minutes.
Feature image of Buzz Aldrin by USA Today