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Buzz Aldrin

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Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 Astronaut


Who is Buzz Aldrin?

Buzz Aldrin is a former astronaut and the second person to walk on the moon. He was a member of the Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 missions in space, and he piloted the Apollo 11 lunar module to the first manned landing on the moon. Prior to becoming an astronaut, Buzz Aldrin was a fighter pilot during the Korean War where he flew 66 combat missions and shot down two Soviet MiG-15 aircraft. In recent years, Aldrin has been an outspoken critic of NASA's objective of returning to the moon and an ardent supporter of a manned mission to Mars. In 2013 he authored a book titled “Mission to Mars” in which he outlines his plan for how we would be able to colonize Mars within the next couple of decades.

Famous Kin

Buzz Aldrin has a couple of presidential connections in his family tree and one notable presidential contender. The presidents are Benjamin Harrison and Calvin Coolidge. The presidential contender is Stephen A. Douglas, the Illinois Senator who ran against Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election and is probably best remembered for the earlier Lincoln-Douglas debates.

A couple of literary greats with family connections to Buzz Aldrin are author Edgar Rice Burroughs and poet Emily Dickinson. Celebrity kin include actress Raquel Welch, actor Richard Gere, and Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Kate Upton.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Buzz Aldrin

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Ding Darling

Cartoonist and Founder of National Wildlife Federation

10th cousin 2 times removed
via William Fiske

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Ellie Kemper

TV and Movie Actress

13th cousin 1 time removed
via Theiss Fischbach

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Anna Jarvis

Founder of American Mother's Day

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Theiss Fischbach

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Elias Nelson Conway

5th Governor of Arkansas

2nd cousin 4 times removed
via Johannes Richter

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James Sevier Conway

1st Governor of Arkansas

2nd cousin 4 times removed
via Johannes Richter

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James L. Kemper

37th Governor of Virginia

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via Johannes Fischbach

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James S. Kemper

Founder, Kemper Insurance Cos.

5th cousin 2 times removed
via Johannes Fischbach

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Henry M. Rector

6th Governor of Arkansas

2nd cousin 4 times removed
via Johannes Richter

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Del Reeves

Country Music Singer-Songwriter

7th cousin
via Hans Jacob Richter

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William Fishback

17th Governor of Arkansas

3rd cousin 4 times removed
via Johannes Fischbach

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Janis Joplin

Singer and Songwriter

13th cousin
via Theiss Fischbach

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Brad Pitt

Movie Actor

7th cousin 1 time removed
via Johannes Fischbach

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Neil Patrick Harris

TV and Movie Actor

13th cousin
via Theiss Fischbach

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Rev. Johann Henrich Häger

Germanna Colonist (1714)

7th great-grandfather

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Philip Fischbach

Germanna Colonist (1714)

7th great-grandfather

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Hans Jacob Richter

Germanna Colonist (1714)

6th great-grandfather

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Roger Nash Baldwin

Co-Founder of the ACLU

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Fiske

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Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

12th cousin 1 time removed
via Robert Fiske

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Austin Kilham

(unk - 1667)
Mary Anne passenger 1637

9th great-grandfather

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Bessie Waldo (Daniels) Allison

RMS Titanic Victim

11th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard Fiske

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David Fiske

(unk - c1660/1)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

1st cousin 12 times removed
via Robert Fiske

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Joshua Fisher

(c1585 - 1674)
Great Migration Immigrant 1639

2nd cousin 12 times removed
via Richard Fiske

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Anthony Fisher

(c1591 - 1671)
Great Migration Immigrant 1637

2nd cousin 12 times removed
via Richard Fiske

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Sumner Sewall

58th Governor of Maine

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Fiske

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Bill Belichick

NFL Head Coach

13th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Fiske

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