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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Buzz Aldrin on galaxy, astronaut, engineering, science, reflection, life, exercises, space and encounter.

204 Great Quotes By Buzz Aldrin That Will Make You Aim For The Stars

Quick Facts

Famous As: American engineer

Born On: January 20, 1930

Born In: Glen Ridge, New Jersey, U.S.

Buzz Aldrin is a renowned former American astronaut and engineer. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11 and one of the two humans to land on the Moon. He completed his Mechanical Engineering from the ‘US Military Academy’. He wanted to be a fighter plane pilot and entered the ‘US Air Force’ against his father’s wishes. He returned home to do doctorate in aeronautics and astronautics and his topic of research was related to spacecraft. This helped him get into the space program shortly after finishing his studies. There he was popularly called as ‘Dr. Rendezvous’ as he was the only astronaut with a doctorate. He was given the responsibility of mastering various techniques for the working of the spacecraft. He also did the then longest spacewalk of five hours before going on the most notable mission of his life. He, along with Neil Armstrong and Harrison "Jack" Schmitt, went on the ‘Apollo 8’ mission and he became the second man to walk on moon. So if space-walk is on your mind, we are sure the following quotations and thoughts of the distinguished astronaut are sure to inspire you. Take a look at the famous quotes and sayings by Buzz Aldrin that will open the doors of galaxy for you.

I have no intention of selling any more of the historical Apollo 11 items in my possession for the remainder of my life. I intend to pass a portion of these items on to my children and to loan the most important items for permanent display in suitable museums around the country.

Buzz Aldrin

Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. I am the first man to piss his pants on the moon.

Buzz Aldrin

Mars is there, waiting to be reached.

Buzz Aldrin

I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.

Buzz Aldrin

Monumental achievements by humanity should be done by major organizations as much together as possible.

Buzz Aldrin

To send humans back to the moon would not be advancing. It would be more than 50 years after the first moon landing when we got there, and we'd probably be welcomed by the Chinese. But we should return to the moon without astronauts and build, with robots, an international lunar base, so that we know how to build a base on Mars robotically.

Buzz Aldrin

I came to dedicate my life to opening space to the average person and crafting designs for new spaceships that could take us far from home. But since Apollo ended, such travels were only in our collective memory.

Buzz Aldrin

Exploring and colonizing Mars can bring us new scientific understanding of climate change, of how planet-wide processes can make a warm and wet world into a barren landscape. By exploring and understanding Mars, we may gain key insights into the past and future of our own world.

Buzz Aldrin

Everyone should take their hats off to Neil Armstrong. He is a humble guy who doesn't wave his own flag.

Buzz Aldrin

We can't start over and develop a Saturn 5-type vehicle from scratch.

Buzz Aldrin

Simply put, I was without a career, and I was feeling the aftereffects of it all. As always, I was standing by, ready for liftoff, but I needed to realign my direction and find a new runway.

Buzz Aldrin

I am definitely not rich.

Buzz Aldrin

I don't watch 'American Idol,' but I wouldn't call it 'undignified.'

Buzz Aldrin

Do we really need these big, gigantic, heavy rockets? What if we launch a rocket that's empty, and its sole purpose is to act as a source of fuel on the Moon? Who should build that? Well, I think the U.S. should build that.

Buzz Aldrin

We had this whole big beautiful place for discovery, and all we could think to do with it was wipe out everything that made it worth discovering.

Buzz Aldrin

During the divorce process, I lived alone and tended to get extremely down on myself.

Buzz Aldrin

I failed music when I was a teenager.

Buzz Aldrin

A hybrid human-robot mission to investigate an asteroid affords a realistic opportunity to demonstrate new technological capabilities for future deep-space travel and to test spacecraft for long-duration spaceflight.

Buzz Aldrin

When President Kennedy took office, I was in the midst of my education.

Buzz Aldrin

The moon I see now is the same moon I saw before. Except that before, when I looked at it, it was in anticipation of what it would be like when I got there. That's behind me now.

Buzz Aldrin

I don't go through life verbalizing what I feel.

Buzz Aldrin

Us reaching the moon convinced Gorbachev and other leaders that the Soviet Union couldn't compete with the U.S., so they revised their agenda. But people have short memories.

Buzz Aldrin

I shot down two airplanes in Korea, so I wasn't a slouch.

Buzz Aldrin

I think we need to move to the moons of Mars and learn how to control robots that are on the surface. It's not the impatient way of getting there, but Mars has been there a long time.

Buzz Aldrin

There's no guarantee that the United States will be around 200 years from now.

Buzz Aldrin

Human rights problems will always exist for years to come, but maybe they'll lessen somewhat.

Buzz Aldrin

I don't think we're going to build a 50-person spacecraft or a 100-person spacecraft.

Buzz Aldrin

Save the taxpayer's money by canceling the Ares 1 and V.

Buzz Aldrin

When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government-managed enterprise.

Buzz Aldrin

Landing in the ocean and waiting for the Navy to come alongside and haul you out of the drink is what space capsules require. And after the capsule is recovered, it would take weeks for the ship to return to port.

Buzz Aldrin

One of the major problems with long-term deep space human flight is the requirement for radiation shielding.

Buzz Aldrin

Mars has a bit of air pressure; maybe we can build up that atmosphere to be a bit more accommodating to humans.

Buzz Aldrin

I'm sure that there are places in the deserts in Australia that could be similar to where we might want to go on Mars.

Buzz Aldrin

My father's an early aviator, and my first flight was with him at age two. Now, despite the fact that I got sick on the flight, I still enjoyed it, I believe.

Buzz Aldrin

We could have human intelligence in orbit around Mars, building things there.

Buzz Aldrin

Look at what Silicon Valley has done - the advance of computers.

Buzz Aldrin

In Mars, we've been given a wonderful set of moons... where we can send continuous numbers of people.

Buzz Aldrin

I grew up in a country that I thought was special. And it was.

Buzz Aldrin

'Anthony and the Magic Picture Frame' tells it like it really was in America's early space program - the adventure, the risks, and the rewards.

Buzz Aldrin

Trips to Mars, the Moon, even orbit, will require that we provide astrotourists with as many comforts from home as possible, including paying each other.

Buzz Aldrin

If you want poets in space, you'll have to wait.

Buzz Aldrin

You can never tell when a commercial space venture will suddenly become viable.

Buzz Aldrin

Like actors and writers who are on and off again in terms of employment, I had a very unstructured life.

Buzz Aldrin

You are not going to change the minds of people who are looking for attention.

Buzz Aldrin

I do celebrity ski races all over the world.

Buzz Aldrin

Growing up, I was fascinated with Buck Rogers' airplanes. As I began to mature in World War II, it became jets and rocket planes. But it was always in the air.

Buzz Aldrin

I realize that my life is not the common ordinary person.

Buzz Aldrin

I inherited depression from my mother's side of the family.

Buzz Aldrin

I am not sure about Bill Nelson. I haven't heard him say, 'Let's junk the NASA plan to send humans to the moon.' He's not about to say that. That would not be very popular.

Buzz Aldrin

Russia perhaps is still entertaining the possibility that the moons of Mars might have access to ice or water.

Buzz Aldrin

Astronauts working for the government will always need to be either pilots or mission specialists. Those who want to be pilots should have military experience - ideally, a test pilot background.

Buzz Aldrin

As a student, I wrote English reports on science fiction.

Buzz Aldrin

Unfortunately, kids are led to believe things are easier to achieve than they really are.

Buzz Aldrin

I want to keep on the move, keep stimulated and challenged.

Buzz Aldrin

Anything we can do in the near future that begins to stimulate the interest of people - seeing somebody down the street have an opportunity to go into space - buoys up the whole neighborhood.

Buzz Aldrin

By venturing into space, we improve life for everyone here on Earth - scientific advances and innovations that come from this kind of research create products we use in our daily lives.

Buzz Aldrin

In space, you don't get that much noise. Noise doesn't propagate in a vacuum.

Buzz Aldrin

The society of life on Mars, or the challenge of making Mars more livable, will have significant benefits on our attempts to modify and change in some ways the environment here on Earth.

Buzz Aldrin

I think the climate has been changing for billions of years.

Buzz Aldrin

The big companies are the private industry. But they're faced with a short-term need to show a profit in short-term.

Buzz Aldrin

There are many people talking about access to space and, 'How can we make that cheaper? How can we turn that into a Southwest Airlines versus the big airlines?'

Buzz Aldrin

Most people never believed in the real possibility of going to the moon, and neither did I until I was in my twenties.

Buzz Aldrin

I remember it was hard to believe that I was taking a step onto the lunar surface.

Buzz Aldrin

The decision to go to the moon is now appreciated and associated with President Kennedy's speech, but somebody else had told him it was a good idea. It turned out to be a good commitment, but it was a unique situation.

Buzz Aldrin

When you're in a spacecraft, you need to know what things you can touch and what things you shouldn't touch!

Buzz Aldrin

Can you imagine, in 2030, taking a space cruise on the very ship that carried the first human beings to Mars? I can't believe that people wouldn't line up for that possibility.

Buzz Aldrin

Somebody would think I was trying to get favored treatment because my ancestors had the name Moon. And that's a joke.

Buzz Aldrin

Not everyone will understand this need for America to lead the world in space.

Buzz Aldrin

What's aero braking? That's a way to use the gravity and upper atmosphere of Earth to sling shot a ship out either deeper into space, or slow it down to be 'captured' by Earth's gravity.

Buzz Aldrin

Mars has been flown by, orbited, smacked into, radar inspected, and rocketed onto, as well as bounced upon, rolled over, shoveled, drilled into, baked, and even laser blasted.

Buzz Aldrin

There were about six years when there was not one American who went into space. We shouldn't do that again.

Buzz Aldrin

My first inclination is to be a bit skeptical about the claims that human-produced carbon dioxide is the direct contributor to global warming.

Buzz Aldrin

I'm not in favor of just taking short-term isolated situations and depleting our resources to keep our climate just the way it is today.

Buzz Aldrin

I really hate to be put in the position of trying to justify something, a decision that was made. I'm a military guy: when a decision is made, I go along with it, whatever the manufactured controversy and criticism.

Buzz Aldrin

To me, money is a commodity that a person must have to function, not a goal in itself.

Buzz Aldrin

I understand that Detroit was a pretty rough place to grow up in the '70s and '80s.

Buzz Aldrin

People come up to me and say, 'It's too bad the space program got canceled.' This is not the case, and yet that is what most of the public thinks has happened.

Buzz Aldrin

America can take man to the moon, and America can take men to Mars - and beyond.

Buzz Aldrin

People communicate in Twittering ways. I've learned how to do that.

Buzz Aldrin

American greatness was elevated significantly after Sputnik.

Buzz Aldrin

Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence.

Buzz Aldrin

The way I see it, what is going to come out of the moon activities is a respect for U.S. leadership.

Buzz Aldrin

There should be an international lunar base. That is certainly doable.

Buzz Aldrin

Heavy lifting doesn't need to be heavy spending if we do the job right.

Buzz Aldrin

With his deeds, not only words, President Obama has revitalized our struggling space program.

Buzz Aldrin

Having walked on the Moon, I know something about what we need to explore, really explore, in space.

Buzz Aldrin

NASA needs to focus on the things that are really important and that we do not know how to do. The agency is a pioneering force, and that is where its competitive advantage lies.

Buzz Aldrin

Space architectures capable of supporting a permanent human presence on Mars are extraordinarily complex, with many different interdependent systems.

Buzz Aldrin

Mars is much closer to the characteristics of Earth. It has a fall, winter, summer and spring. North Pole, South Pole, mountains and lots of ice. No one is going to live on Venus; no one is going to live on Jupiter.

Buzz Aldrin

I feel we need to remind the world about the Apollo missions and that we can still do impossible things.

Buzz Aldrin

Tang sucks.

Buzz Aldrin

I am excited to think that the development of commercial capabilities to send humans into low Earth orbit will likely result in so many more Earthlings being able to experience the transformative power of space flight.

Buzz Aldrin

Ray Bradbury is one who is contributing to the understanding of the imagination and the curiosity of the human race.

Buzz Aldrin

Pascal Lee is a true pioneer of Mars exploration.

Buzz Aldrin

Astronauts are not superhuman. They lead ordinary lives and have varied personalities.

Buzz Aldrin

The way I see it, commercial interests should manage a lunar base while NASA gets on with the really important task of flying to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin

My expertise is the space program and what it should be in the future based on my experience of looking at the transitions that we've made between pre-Sputnik days and getting to the moon.

Buzz Aldrin

My Sunday mornings are spent in a recovery meeting in Pacific Palisades.

Buzz Aldrin

Everyone who's been in space would, I'm sure, welcome the opportunity for a return to the exhilarating experiences there.

Buzz Aldrin

Certainly, I've never wanted to live on past achievements.

Buzz Aldrin

We need the next generation to be motivated and to push technological boundaries, to seek out new innovations.

Buzz Aldrin

You can tell I'm not too bashful about some of my feelings.

Buzz Aldrin

When we get there, if we don't find any life on Mars, from that point on there will be life on Mars because we'll bring it there, whether it's germs and leftover urine bags, whatever it is.

Buzz Aldrin

Sending a couple of guys to the Moon and bringing them back safely? That's a stunt! That's not historic.

Buzz Aldrin