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Aldrin flew into the diamond formation of the Thunderbirds Sunday morning on the Kennedy House Station, the place practically 48 years in the past Apollo 11 launched en path to the moon
"It's good to return to the sales space," Aldrin posted on Sunday on Twitter . "I may get used to this."
Under his flight suit Aldrin wore a T-shirt studying "Get your ass to Mars!" He was referring to his hopes for a manned mission to the Pink Planet.
Aldrin, a retired colonel of the US Air Drive, helped rejoice the 12 months 70 of the navy department – 20 years after his beginning.
"In 1969, Buzz Aldrin broke the boundaries and set foot on the moon. He’s a real hero and pioneer American. We’re happy with his accomplishments and the legacy he represents day by day," the workforce famous in a ] Facebook post after your flight.
He was tied with Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Walsh of Thunderbird to fly within the Diamond formation of 4 workforce plane earlier than the beginning of the Sunday air present on the Orlando Worldwide Airport.
Aldrin was within the air for about 20 minutes, and flew over KSC Launch Complicated 39A, the location of the moon launches.
On Monday he posted on Twitter : Hey @elonmusk – I hope you don’t thoughts, however @AFThunderbirds and I buzzed your launchpad @SpaceX yesterday. Pad 39-A! "
It was in reference to Elon Musk the proprietor of SpaceX, who now makes use of the location to launch his rockets.
Aldrin lives in near Satellite Beach and is on employees on the Florida Institute of Expertise.
Adopted Neil Armstrong on the lunar floor in 1969. Solely 12 males have walked on the moon.