Buzz Aldrin(January 20, 1930), born Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr., was an American astronaut and fighter pilot. He was the pilot for the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, and, along with Neil Armstrong, was one of the first humans to walk on the Moon.
Here are the top ten greatest Buzz Aldrin quotes:
No dream is too high for those with their eyes in the sky.
Knowledge of the past and an optimistic view of the present give you great opportunities.
If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger.
Mars is waiting to be reached.
Some people don’t like to admit that they have failed or that they have not yet achieved their goals or lived up to their own expectations. But failure is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign that you are alive and growing.
These are a few of my favorite life lessons that I learned as a result of walking on the Moon and the preparation that took us there and the guiding principles that have helped keep me going since returning to Earth: The sky is not the limit … there are footprints on the Moon! Keep your mind open to possibilities. Show me your friends, and I will show you your future. Second comes right after first. Write your own epitaph. Maintain your spirit of adventure. Failure is always an option. Practice respect for all people. Do what you believe is right even when others choose otherwise. Trust your gut … and your instruments. Laugh … a lot! Keep a young mind-set at every age. Help others go beyond where you have gone.
Your mind is like a parachute: If it isn’t open, it doesn’t work.
Take a good, long, honest, positive look at what good can come out of every situation you’re in.
I still say, ‘Shoot for the moon; you might get there.’
I know the sky is not the limit, because there are footprints on the moon, and I made some of them.
Thank you Buzz Aldrin!
- Buzz Aldrin set the first record for extravehicular activity in space, spending over 2 hours in space outside his spacecraft.
- He has logged over 289 hours in space.
- In 1969, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Nixon.
- His mother’s maiden name was Moon.
What are some of your favorite Buzz Aldrin quotes?