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Garden City, New York, USA. October 23, 2015. Former NASA astronaut Edwin BUZZ ALDRIN smiles as he gestures with his left hand during conversation about his early years, experiences in space, and his new Children's Middle Grade book Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet. After the talk at the jetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum, Aldrin signed copies of his new book. Aldrin is wearing his Destination MARS shirt. On the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, Buzz Aldrin was the second person ever to walk on the Moon, and his first trip to space was the 1966 Gemini 12.