Buzz Aldrin the Second man to walk on the moon says he and Anca Faur are ‘as excited as eloping teenagers’
Buzz Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the moon, has revealed that he wed his longtime love on his 93rd birthday.
The retired astronaut said on Twitter that he and Dr. Anca Faur, 63, “tied the knot” in a tiny ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday as he celebrated his birthday.
In addition to sharing two pictures from the ceremony, he said that the pair was “eager as eloping teens.”
Aldrin announced his marriage to Dr. Anca Faur in a statement on his 93rd birthday, which also happens to be the day he will receive the Living Legends of Aviation Award.
“We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles and are as excited as eloping teenagers.”
According to her LinkedIn profile, Faur has been employed as Buzz Aldrin Ventures’ executive vice-president since 2019.
Aldrin shared two images from the event on Twitter, including one of Faur wearing a lace dress and the other of himself wearing a suit and wearing a medal and an Air Force badge.
Aldrin had three divorces from previous marriages. Before divorcing after 20 years of marriage, he married Joan Ann Archer in 1954. From 1975 to 1978, he was wed to Beverly Van Zile; from 1988 to 2012, he was wed to Lois Driggs Cannon.
Along with one grandson, three great-grandsons, and one great-granddaughter, he is the father of Joan Ann’s three children, James, Janice, and Andrew.
After participating in the Apollo 11 lunar mission to the moon in July 1969 alongside astronauts Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins, Aldrin rose to fame all over the world.
In 2009, he stated: “[People] want us to capture in a few sentences the excitement that the world felt as they thought about what we were going to undertake.
“Well, what it felt like is something that we trained for. We were trying to treat it as calmly as we could and perform to the best of our ability.”
He was the last of the three to be alive today and the second person to step foot on the moon. Aldrin left NASA in July 1971 and thereafter worked as the head of the Aerospace Research Pilot School at the Californian air force installation Edwards.
The US astronaut is the last surviving member of the Apollo 11 mission, during which he and Neil Armstrong become the first people to set foot on the Moon, on July 20, 1969.
A crater on the Moon near the Apollo 11 landing site is named in his honor.
Faur, 63, has a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is involved as an executive vice president for Buzz Aldrin Ventures.