Cosmonaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin announced on Facebook that he married his “longtime love” in a small ceremony in Los Angeles.

Aldrin, who made history along with Neil Armstrong as the first men to set foot on the surface of the moon, said the wedding took place on Friday, the day of his 93rd birthday.

“I am pleased to announce that my longtime love and partner, Dr. Anka V Faure, and I have tied the knot. We got married in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles and are as excited as teenage runaways,” he wrote.

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, left, and Anka Favre arrive at the Kennedy Space Center for a visit to mark the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing July 20, 2019, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin announced on Facebook that he married Anka Favre, his “longtime love,” in a small ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, January 20, 2023, his 93rd birthday.

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By Saturday, the post had received 53,000 “likes” and “likes” on Facebook and was accompanied by several photos of the newlyweds.

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin made a historic walk on the surface of the Moon, fulfilling the late President John F. Kennedy’s vow to send a crew to the Moon and return them safely to Earth. Michael Collins was the third crew member.

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