Buzz Aldrin: The second man on the moon married at 93

The legendary US astronaut Buzz Aldrin made a very special announcement for his 93rd birthday: The former Apollo 11 astronaut announced that he had married his longtime partner Anca Faur. On Friday, Aldrin posted photos of himself and his wife on Twitter online – they showed him in a tuxedo and Faur in a white, transparent and embroidered lace dress with a bridal bouquet.

“We were sacredly wedded at a small private ceremony in Los Angeles and we’re excited like eloping teenagers,” Aldrin wrote. His three previous marriages had ended in divorce. Faur is reportedly 30 years younger than Aldrin. According to her LinkedIn profile, she holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She used to work for the chemical company Union Carbide and the catalyst and specialty chemicals manufacturer Johnson Matthey. She is now Vice President of Aldrin’s company, Buzz Aldrin Ventures.

Aldrin is the last survivor of NASA’s legendary Apollo 11 moon mission. During the mission, first Neil Armstrong and then Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, became the first two humans to walk on the moon.