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Buzz Aldrin marries on his 93rd birthday: Astronaut legend ties the knot for a fourth time

The second man on the moon is getting married for a fourth time, as astronaut legend Buzz Aldrin announced he’d wed his longtime girlfriend on his birthday in Los Angeles.

Aldrin, who turned 93 on Friday and was part of the historic first-ever moon landing mission, made the sweet announcement to his new bride, who is 30 years his junior, on his Twitter account. 

‘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.’

Faur, 63, currently works as the Executive Vice President of Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC, with her LinkedIn page listing her as having worked for the company since 2019.

The second man on the moon is getting married for a fourth time, as astronaut legend Buzz Aldrin announced he’d wed his longtime girlfriend Dr. Anca Faur on his birthday in Los Angeles

She has a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and at one point was the treasurer for the California Hydrogen Business Council.

Aldrin has been married and divorced three times prior, to Joan Ann Archer from 1954 to 1974, Beverly Van Zile from 1975 to 1978 and Lois Driggs Cannon from 1988 to 2012. 

The second man to touch the surface of the moon has three children – James, Janice and Andrew – with first wife Archer.

He has one grandson, Jeffrey Schuss, from daughter Janice, three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. 

Aldrin retired from NASA in 1971 and in 1998 founded the ShareSpace Foundation, a non-profit organisation to promote the expansion of crewed space exploration.

After entering the history books with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin said he struggled through a dark time during which he did not know what he should be doing with his life.

He battled depression and alcoholism, but has now been sober for more than 40 years.

Aldrin, who turned 93 on Friday and was part of the historic first-ever moon landing mission, made the sweet announcement on his Twitter account

Aldrin, who turned 93 on Friday and was part of the historic first-ever moon landing mission, made the sweet announcement on his Twitter account

Quite the character: Buzz Aldrin also earned the nickname Dr. Rendezvous

Quite the character: Buzz Aldrin also earned the nickname Dr. Rendezvous

Goal: Aldrin has written a number of books but in recent years has called for the colonisation of Mars

Goal: Aldrin has written a number of books but in recent years has called for the colonisation of Mars

In 2002, Aldrin escaped assault charges after punching a man who demanded he swear on a Bible that the moon landing was not staged.

Five years ago he also sued two of his children Andrew and Janice and his former business manager Christina Korp, alleging that they had stolen money from him and slandered his legacy by suggesting he had dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

He dropped the lawsuit in 2019 after his two children withdrew their petition seeking guardianship of his affairs.

In 2007, Aldrin said he had recently had a face-lift, joking that the g-forces he was exposed to in space ’caused a sagging jowl that needed some attention’, while in 2016 he had to be evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill.

The retired astronaut has also stayed in the public eye by making cameo appearances in hit American television shows such as the Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons and 30 Rock. 

Faur, 63, currently works as the Executive Vice President of Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC, with her LinkedIn page listing her as having worked for the company since 2019. Here she is with Aldrin on Veterans Day in 2019

Faur, 63, currently works as the Executive Vice President of Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC, with her LinkedIn page listing her as having worked for the company since 2019. Here she is with Aldrin on Veterans Day in 2019

Faur has a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and at one point was the treasurer for the California Hydrogen Business Council

Faur has a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and at one point was the treasurer for the California Hydrogen Business Council

Faur is Buzz's fourth wife, as Aldrin has been married and divorced three times prior, to Joan Ann Archer from 1954 to 1974, Beverly Van Zile from 1975 to 1978 and Lois Driggs Cannon from 1988 to 2012

Faur is Buzz’s fourth wife, as Aldrin has been married and divorced three times prior, to Joan Ann Archer from 1954 to 1974, Beverly Van Zile from 1975 to 1978 and Lois Driggs Cannon from 1988 to 2012

From left to right, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, Jr. pose for a portrait in their space suits in front of a backdrop showing the Moon

From left to right, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin, Jr. pose for a portrait in their space suits in front of a backdrop showing the Moon

Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins pose in front of a full scale model of the lunar module which will be carried by their spacecraft

Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins pose in front of a full scale model of the lunar module which will be carried by their spacecraft

Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear was even named in honor of him.

Aldrin has written a number of books but in recent years has called for the colonization of Mars. 

The 92-year-old said a ‘great migration’ is necessary not only for the sake of exploration but for the ongoing survival of the human race. 

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