Happy birthday to Buzz Aldrin! The astronaut turns 88 on January 20.
Nearly 50 years after he landed on the moon as part of the iconic Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin is still an active advocate for space exploration. Now, he has his sights set even farther away, lobbying for a manned mission to Mars within the next 20 years.
In the meantime, in honor of his birthday, we’re looking back at some of the most iconic photos from the lunar landing that made Buzz Aldrin a household name.
1966 Gemini-Mission / Buzz Aldrin