Left to right: Charles Duke (Apollo 16), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Walter Cunningham (Apollo 7), Al Worden (Apollo 15), Rusty Schweickart (Apollo 9), Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17), Michael Collins (Apollo 11), Fred Haise (Apollo 13)
Via Daily Mail:
It may be a half-century since former U.S. astronaut, Buzz Aldrin rose up to become one of the first-ever humans to step foot on the moon, but that doesn’t mean he’s done making a splash.
At a recent reunion, eight former Apollo astronauts, and three of the four living men to have walked on the moon, gathered together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
While the momentous feat of humankind’s lunar landing was the subject of the reunion, Aldrin quickly stole the show, showing up in a glimmering silver suit, American flag socks, and an array of accessories replete with not one but two gold watches and an array of gold rings.
Photographer Felix Kunze shared the image of the astronauts on his website.
Aldrin has made the news for his bold fashion choices in the past, particularly during Men’s Fashion Week in 2017 when he took to the runway with fellow man-of-science, Bill Nye.
The former astronaut wore a similarly silvery suit with a T-shirt that read ‘get your a** to Mars,’ while Nye donned a jacket that looks almost identical to Aldrin’s above.
The event last month wasn’t all about Aldrin, though.
In a panel discussion, astronauts discussed their sometimes harrowing journeys, including what it’s like to drive the rover on the moon’s surface and another about how Aldrin and Armstrong were nearly stranded on the moon’s surface only to be miraculously saved by a felt-tipped pen, as reported by Space.com.
An anniversary of the first lunar landing comes with apt timing as the U.S. begins to shift back towards human space travel, particularly returning astronauts to the moon which hasn’t been done since 1972.