Out of this world outfit: Buzz Aldrin dazzles with an eccentric silver suit and patriotic socks while eight surviving Apollo astronauts pose for the 50th anniversary photo
- Buzz Aldrin lived up to his name and put on a silver suit at a recent event that stole the show in a group photo.
- The icon was celebrating the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing along with other Apollo astronauts
- A wave of interest in space travel has renewed calls for another lunar landing that could be as early as 2024
By James But for Dailymail.com
Published: 3:24 PM EDT, April 5, 2019 | Updated: 18:53 EDT, April 5, 2019
It may have been half a century since former US astronaut Buzz Aldrin rose to become one of the first humans to step on the moon, but that does not mean he's finished splashing.
At a recent meeting, eight former Apollo astronauts and three of the four living men who walked on the moon gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
While the memorable feat of humanity's lunar landing was the subject of the reunion, Aldrin quickly stole the show, appearing in a gleaming silver suit, American flag socks and a variety of accessories replete with not just one but two watches. Gold and a variety of gold rings.
Aldrin stole the show at a recent meeting of astronauts involved in the Apollo space missions. From left to right: Charles Duke (Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), Michael Collins ( Apollo 11), Fred Haise (Apollo 13)
Photographer Felix Kunze shared the image of the astronauts on his website.
Aldrin has taken the news of his bold fashion choices in the past, particularly during the Men's Fashion Week in 2017, when he went out on the catwalk with his science buddy, Bill Nye.
The former astronaut wore a similar silver suit with a t-shirt that said "go find Mars," while Nye put on a jacket that looks almost identical to Aldrin's.
However, the event last month was not all about Aldrin.
In a panel discussion, the astronauts discussed their sometimes heartbreaking travels, including how it is to drive the vehicle on the surface of the moon and another about how Aldrin and Armstrong were almost trapped on the surface of the moon to be miraculously saved by a pen with felt tip. as reported by Space.com.
An anniversary of the first lunar landing comes with an adequate time when the USA. UU They begin to move towards human space travel, especially by returning astronauts to the Moon, which has not been done since 1972.
With an increase in support from the White House, another lunar mission could be sooner than expected. Buzz Aldrin can be seen in the photos above during the Apollo 11 mission of 1969, when he stepped on the moon
Vice President Mike Pence announced that he intends to have another man on the moon by 2024, cutting NASA's timeline by half. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin & # 39; Buzz & # 39; Aldrin are shown above
In a recent and lively announcement, Vice President Mike Pence announced the White House's intention to expedite another lunar visit, leaving the next visit for 2024.
Previously, NASA said that the earliest they planned to do it was in 2028, twice as long.
"Since the end of Apollo 11, we have forged incredible advances in our technology that have allowed us to go further, safer in space than ever," Pence said last month.
"We have the technology to go to the Moon and renew the American leadership in the exploration of human space."
WHAT IS THE "SPACE FORCE" DIRECTIVE & # 39; OF DONALD TRUMP?
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, announced plans for a branch of services aimed at securing US dominance in space in June 2018.
Trump advocated reviving the country's efforts in space, returning to the moon and, finally, sending a manned mission that would reach Mars.
The president framed the space as a national security problem, and said he does not want "China, Russia and other countries to lead us."
Its board will entrust the Department of Defense to begin the process of establishing the Space Force as the sixth branch of the armed forces of the United States.
& # 39; When it comes to defending the United States, it is not enough to have a US presence in space. "We must have American dominance in space," Trump said.
He added: "We're going to have the Air Force and we're going to have the Space Force, separate but equal. It's going to be something Very important & # 39;
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