In 1969, Buzz Aldrin made history as one of the first two people to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission. 53 years later, on his 93rd birthday, Aldrin made headlines again for a different reason, as he tied the knot with his long-time love, Dr. Anca Faur. The ceremony was held in Los Angeles, and was attended by close family and friends.
Dr. Faur, who holds a PhD in chemical engineering, is the executive vice-president of Aldrin's company, Buzz Aldrin Ventures. The couple announced their marriage on social media, with Aldrin stating they were as "excited as eloping teenagers."
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
Aldrin's Apollo 11 mission, which was watched by an estimated 600 million people, marked a major milestone in the Cold War Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. The achievement not only solidified the United States' position as a leader in technology and innovation, but also served as an inspiration to future generations of scientists, engineers, and explorers.
In recent years, Aldrin has been actively involved in various space-related organizations and initiatives, including the Aldrin Space Institute at Florida Institute of Technology and the ShareSpace Foundation, which aims to inspire and educate young people about space exploration.
It's not just in space exploration where Aldrin has made his mark, but also in his personal life, where at the age of 93 he has decided to take the next step with his long-time partner. The couple's union is a reminder that age is just a number and love knows no bounds.