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Last night at the launch event for AXE Apollo there was a special guest appearance. Buzz Aldrin. The second bro to ever step foot on the Moon. Take a moment to read his Wikipedia. The stories of his genius level intelligence and fearlessness in the face of unimaginable danger is awe-inspiring.

Buzz didn’t do any press at the event and only showed face for a moment but I seized the opportunity by blowing past security and got to shake the hand of this American legend. Buzz was an critical piece in realizing the the dream of JFK as he said, “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard” and because of this we pulled together a collection of his most iconic photos, as they are some of the most important photos in history.

The most bad-ass self-shot photo in history. Aldrin during Gemini 12 with the Earth reflecting off his visor. Photo source: Wikipedia.com

Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon during Apollo 11. Photo source: Wikipedia.com

Photo source: NASA.gov

Aldrin next to his window in the Lunar Module after the Apollo 11 moonwalk. Photo source: Wikipedia.com

Aldrin and Jim Lovell after the Gemini 12 mission. Photo source: Wikipedia.com

Photo source: NASA.gov

Photo source: Flickr.com

Photo source: wbur.com

Aldrin’s lunar footprint in a photo taken by him on July 20, 1969. Photo source: Wikipedia.com

Photo source: Flightglobal.com

Photo source: Wallchan.com

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