BUZZ ALDRIN QUOTES

American astronaut (1930- )

Buzz Aldrin quote

The universe is the way it is. It's not going to be changed by supplications.

BUZZ ALDRIN, Esquire, Jan. 2003

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Exploration is wired into our brains. If we can see the horizon, we want to know what's beyond.

BUZZ ALDRIN, Esquire, Jan. 2003

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Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar examined, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked, and even laser blasted. Still to come: Mars being stepped on.

BUZZ ALDRIN, Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration

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Contact light.

BUZZ ALDRIN, the actual first words spoken from the surface of the Moon; over six hours later, Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface and uttered the immortal line "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", Jul. 20, 1969

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Going to Mars would evolve humankind into a two-planet species.

BUZZ ALDRIN, Cosmos Magazine, Oct. 21, 2013

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Tags: Mars, space travel


A family needs to work as a team, supporting each other's individual aims and aspirations.

BUZZ ALDRIN, interview, Scholastic, Nov. 17, 1998

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Tags: family, teamwork


It's not the value of the rocks we brought back, or the great poetic statements that will be uttered. Those things aren't remembered. It's that people witnessed that event. We are not going to justify going to Mars by what we bring back.

BUZZ ALDRIN, Magnificent Desolation

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Tags: space travel, Mars


History gets reinterpreted as time goes on. Many times, the participants are lost in the retelling of the story.

BUZZ ALDRIN, Esquire, Jan. 2003

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From the distance of the moon, Earth was four times the size of a full moon seen from Earth. It was a brilliant jewel in the black velvet sky.

BUZZ ALDRIN, interview, Scholastic, Nov. 17, 1998

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I'm convinced that sending people to Mars is so expensive that if you go once and bring the people back and then go again and bring the people back, we're eventually going to run out of money. But what if we send people the first time and they don't come back? What if they stay there?

BUZZ ALDRIN, Vanity Fair, Jul. 2010

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Mars is there, waiting to be reached.

BUZZ ALDRIN, "Buzz Aldrin: Down to Earth", Psychology Today, May/June 2001

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I inherited depression from my mother's side of the family. Her father committed suicide. She committed suicide the year before I went to the moon.

BUZZ ALDRIN, New York Times, Jun. 15, 2009

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Returning to Earth, that was the challenging part.

BUZZ ALDRIN, "The Dark Side of the Moon", GQ, January 2015

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Tags: space travel


Did you know I took the first space selfie during Gemini 12 mission in 1966? BEST SELFIE EVER

BUZZ ALDRIN, Twitter post, July 18, 2014

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It might have been a small step for Neil, but it was a big step for me.

BUZZ ALDRIN, Q & A at Humans 2 Mars Summit in Washington, D.C., May 5, 2015

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Magnificent desolation.

BUZZ ALDRIN, words spoken when he first stepped onto the moon, Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home from the Moon

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America must dream again, and have the faith to achieve the dream.

BUZZ ALDRIN, testimony before congressional hearing held at the Air and Space Museum, May 9, 1997

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Bravery comes along as a gradual accumulation of discipline.

BUZZ ALDRIN, "What I've Learned", Esquire, January 2003

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My Mother's maiden name was Marion MOON! I guess it was destiny.

BUZZ ALDRIN, Twitter post, May 10, 2015

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Unfortunately, pioneers will always pave the way with sacrifices.

BUZZ ALDRIN, "Buzz Aldrin: Pioneers Will Always Pave the Way With Sacrifice", Time, November 7, 2014

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Tags: sacrifice