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Former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin on whether or not he's 'ever considered running for political office': "Yes, but the idea wasn't very attractive. Eighty percent of people thought I was doing the right thing during the Korean War shooting down MiG-15s, and probably 95% were supportive of the moon landing. Why risk such a career so that only 51% of people will tolerate me and 49% will want to get rid of me?" NASA Photo: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 exravehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, commander, took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Michael Collins, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) "Columbia" in lunar orbit. July 20, 1969

 

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