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Garden City, New York, USA. October 23, 2015. Former NASA astronaut Edwin BUZZ ALDRIN autographs his new book Welcome to Mars: Making a Home on the Red Planet, a National Geographic Kids book for Middle Grades. Before that, Aldrin discussed his childhood, experiences in space, and importance of exploring Mars, in the jetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum. Aldrin is wearing his Destination MARS shirt. On the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, Aldrin was the second person ever to walk on the Moon, and his first trip to space was the1966 Gemini 12.