Happy Birthday, Buzz Aldrin!

Today is a great day to celebrate a great man.  We’re sure you’ve seen something about it in the media, and we wanted to throw our hats into the ring and add our voice to the millions who rightly view this man as a real hero – not just of the United States of America, but of the entire world.

Yes, today, Gateway celebrates Colonel Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, who turns 87 today.

What? Who did you think we were talking about?

Just twelve human beings have set foot on the Moon – a paltry return for almost half a century of know-how – and, with the passing, on Monday, of Eugene Cernan, half of them are now dead. Of this elite club of surviving astronauts, Buzz Aldrin is the eldest.

Aldrin had a distinguished military career as a fighter pilot before joining NASA and, of course, became the second person to walk on the Moon, which is kind of hard to top. Although, to some, he eventually managed it . . .

Happy Birthday, Buzz Aldrin!