When A Moon-Landing Denier Harassed Buzz Aldrin, The Guy Really Shouldn’t Have Let His Guard Down

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It’s like an immovable object coming into contact with an unstoppable force. On one side, you have a great living hero of the space age. On the other, a man with an unshakable belief that the moon landings didn’t happen. When these two met, it was almost inevitable that there was going to be trouble. However, few expected it to happen in the way it did.

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Buzz Aldrin is still a household name, and with good reason. While almost 50 years might have passed since his greatest accomplishment, it’s the sort of thing that people are going to remember. Neil Armstrong may have been the first human to set foot on the Moon in 1969, but Aldrin was close behind him.

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Aldrin’s career in space is a long and illustrious one. As well as just nine minutes separating him and Armstrong, his pioneering work allowed the moon landings to happen. His work on the Gemini program of space missions showed that the technology of the time could achieve what the Apollo Program would aspire to.

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