Buzz Aldrin Interview 2010
Aldrin's Next Giant Leap



Aldrin's Next Giant Leap...

CNN's Becky Anderson talks with former Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin about UFOs, dark matter and walking on the moon. January 22nd, 2010.

Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr.; January 20th, 1930) is an American mechanical engineer, retired United States Air Force pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history.

On July 20th, 1969, he was the second human being to set foot on the Moon, following mission commander Neil Armstrong.

In 2005, while being interviewed for a documentary titled First on the Moon: The Untold Story, Aldrin told an interviewer that they saw an unidentified flying object. Aldrin told David Morrison, an NAI Senior Scientist, that the documentary cut the crew's conclusion that they were probably seeing one of four detached spacecraft adapter panels.

Their S-IVB upper stage was 6,000 miles away, but the four panels were jettisoned before the S-IVB made its separation maneuver so they would closely follow the Apollo 11 spacecraft until its first midcourse correction.

When Aldrin appeared on The Howard Stern Show on August 15th, 2007, Stern asked him about the supposed UFO sighting. Aldrin confirmed that there was no such sighting of anything deemed extraterrestrial, and said they were and are "99.9 percent" sure that the object was the detached panel.

Interviewed by the Science Channel, Aldrin mentioned seeing unidentified objects, and he claims his words were taken out of context; he asked the Science Channel to clarify to viewers he did not see alien spacecraft, but they refused.