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posted 05-02-2012 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Critter   Click Here to Email Critter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have looked at several pictures of Buzz Aldrin but the picture (signed by all three) I have of the 'Prime Crew of Fifth Manned Apollo Mission' has his signature signed as 'Edwin E Aldrin Jr'. When did he stop signing and only sign 'Buzz'?

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Aldrin legally changed his first name to "Buzz" in the early 1980s, though he had gone by that name since childhood. He signed both as Edwin and Buzz during his astronaut career.

By the time Aldrin took part in his first autograph show in 2004, he had already ceased signing "Edwin."

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I cannot make ASF show this year, but went last year. Buzz Aldrin was hospitalized during the show, so I couldn't get his autograph. I got all the other Apollo attendees, both on a personalized and non personalized unique photo.

Any suggestions on getting Buzz on my photo(s)?

I can make the Dec. 1st show in San Diego, but haven't seen any info on who will be attending and whether they will be signing.

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I was wondering if there would be a way to send Buzz a letter. I will not be asking for an autograph, just asking him to write me back.

I am 13 years old, and therefore cannot buy an astronaut address list, so if there is a way could someone please email me the address. I know of the Assante address, but I do not think that things sent there go directly to him. Thank you very much!

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I would suggest either using the Assante address (as that is the address Aldrin has provided for his fan mail, autograph or otherwise), or e-mailing him through his website.

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Thanks very much for the tip! I greatly appreciate it!

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What are the chances of him responding? I am 13 years old. From what I have heard about Buzz, he isn't as... accomodating as others. I got a free autograph and letter from Charlie Duke and my book signed for free from my favorite astronaut Gene Cernan with a long and beautiful inscription. I also got a photo signed by John Glenn. I never ask for autographs. I just send hand written letters and hand drawn pictures of their personal space adventures. I had a package that I actually made up to send to Neil right before he died, and actually was going to make him a replica of the Apollo 11 plague left on Eagle. I guess some things don't happen

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I don't think it's a question of being accommodating. In the 15 years I've known him, Dr. Aldrin has always gone out of his way to inspire young enthusiasts, giving his time and, when appropriate, his autograph as well.

Unfortunately, there have been a good number of unprofessional autograph dealers who have used people your age (and younger) to request and obtain free autographs. Their deceitful actions have hurt the hobby, and introduced doubt about the earnest nature behind youthful enthusiasm.

That aside, I think you need to ask yourself why it is you are writing. If you want to share your admiration for Dr. Aldrin, then send your letter and consider any reply to be an unexpected bonus. If however, you really desire an autograph, then I'd suggest perhaps looking for a newspaper route, snow shoveling job or some other means (agreeable to your parents) for setting the autograph as your goal and saving up the money you raise.

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I want to write him because I want to go to Mars, and with him being the second man to walk on the Moon, it would be a great honor to write one of my heroes. I never ask for autographs. I don't even usually ask for anything back. I just talk about my personal reasons why I love space exploration, why he is my hero, and with Dr. Aldrin being so interested in spacecraft design, I will probably send him a copy of mine. I hope he understands this is from a kid. Maybe not asking for an autograph will help with that.

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Want to know what Buzz is really like?

Yes he is a true American hero — rather a true international hero for his bravery and his accomplishments.

I was on vacation last week in the Cayman Islands with my family and we ran into Buzz at the hotel where he was approaching the desk to rent snorkel equipment with his handlers, grandkids, etc.

I very respectfully said good morning Mr. Aldrin and he didn't even look up. I explained that my two little boys (who were beside me) and under 5 years old know all about the moon missions and what he, Neil and Michael accomplished in 1969.

I said it would mean the world to them if you would just shake their hands so they will always remember this rare chance encounter.

He said NO and turned his head.

One of the girls with him said he has no time for this as he is on a tight time schedule. They were right, he was on line for 10 minutes in front of us at the snorkel counter. It would have been impossible for him to say hello and shake two little boys hands in that 10 minutes.

What an absolute disgrace that he would not even say hello to my two little boys. Dozens of people at the hotel witnessed this and they all thought he was a jerk.

You know what — he can keep his handshake. Neil was the true hero and will always be remembered as the first. Plus Neil couldn't have been nicer everytime I met him.

I wouldnt ever spend one cent on Buzz's books or autographs again. I promise I will only get free promotional copies if I really wish to read. Thank you Mr Aldrin for showing your true colors!

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It is unfortunate that you had a disappointing encounter with Aldrin.

The only thing I would say is that you need to remember how often people come up to him with the same request, and more. Will you sign my item? Will you shake my hand? Will you take a picture? Will you say hello to my nephew on the phone.

At some point, no matter how generous the individual, every person desires privacy from time-to-time, especially if they are on vacation themselves.

You were asking Aldrin a favor, a favor that benefited only you and your family. Yes, it may have only taken seconds to fulfill your request, but what about the next one? And the one after that? At what point can he say no without being criticized?

You said that Neil Armstrong was always gracious when you met him. Well, I know many others who can tell of less than pleasant encounters with the man, even when no favor or request was being made. Does that make him a bad person, too? Of course, not.

You have the right to be disappointed, but calling Aldrin a jerk for not doing as you desired is, I think, misplaced. You weren't the first to ask for his handshake, and you won't be the last. At some point, the man is entitled to say "No."

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It wasn't I who called him a jerk but his fellow vacationers who witnessed this at the hotel.

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Well, I think they were judging the man in the moment, rather than giving better thought to the situation, but rushing to judgement is par for the course today.

Again, I find it regrettable that you had a disappointing experience. I wish it had turned out differently for your kids.

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At some point, no matter how generous the individual, every person desires privacy from time-to-time, especially if they are on vacation themselves.
While I agree that everyone is entitled to a certain level of privacy, especially on vacation, being in a public place usually necessitates some level of human interaction and niceties... whether you're a celebrity or not.

I also think someone who "has always gone out of his way to inspire young enthusiasts," would take a couple of seconds to shake the hands of two young boys. If inspiring children is truly one of his passions in life, he should have been happy to put down his iPhone long enough to smile and say hello. A very small investment of his time could have inspired those kids for a lifetime.

Aldrin has the right not to say hello to those children, I will admit. But that doesn't mean it's the right thing to do.

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Thank you for your reply!

I wish I could say he had a cellphone in his hand - but he did not.

Just wearing his bathing suit and waiting on line like the rest of us to rent snorkel equipment. Truly a lost opportunity to inspire two kids who actually know who he is and what he accomplished. How would you reply to your kids if they asked how come Buzz Aldrin was not nice to us daddy?

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How would you reply to your kids if they asked how come Buzz Aldrin was not nice to us daddy?
I would say to them, "Well, we tried and maybe we'll be able to say hello to him at another time."

I would then later explain to them that as a member of the first moon landing crew, he became world famous and many, many children — more children than they may ever know in their entire lifetime — have asked to say hello to him over the years. In some cases, he has been able to take time with them, but in this case, for whatever reason, he was not. And while that is disappointing, it doesn't mean that he was angry with them, or didn't care about them, or that they did anything wrong. It was just that at that very moment, he desired some alone time with his friends.

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I would look at the circumstances. On line at the snorkel desk? Probably not the right time to ask anything from him, other than to nod and say "Good morning." Walking to and from the lobby to the beach? Maybe.

An astronaut was at Udvar-Hazy with his family. But it was the day of the Discovery transfer/Enterprise move, so I felt it was OK to say hello and ask for an autograph. He said sure, but only one thing.

But even if he had said no, sure I would have been disappointed but I would have understood. I always prepare for the best and hope for the worst, so any encounter - whether it's an autograph or a simple hello - is always a welcome surprise.

(And yes, I did get turned down by Aldrin years ago at the Presidential Commission on the Moon, Mars and Beyond hearing in NYC. He signed for a friend but not for me.)

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I would look at the circumstances. On line at the snorkel desk? Probably not the right time to ask anything from him, other than to nod and say "Good morning." Walking to and from the lobby to the beach? Maybe.
Just to clarify and then I will end this "venting" - Buzz was standing next to us in the lobby of the hotel as we were exiting to go to the same snorkel area as him. I asked him in the lobby about shaking the kid's hands.

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It's a good thing you didn't pop the Armstrong baseball from RR to him to get a freebie — he would have really overheated.

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First of all, I do sympathize a bit. It sounds like it was a pretty disheartening experience for you. It's a big deal to happen to see someone in public like that, especially if you admire them.

That said, I think it may help to look at the bigger picture. Maybe he was stressed out, tired, hot, thirsty, etc. He was apparently on vacation with family and I'm sure a lot of us have had experiences on family vacations where we weren't 100% or were frazzled and feeling overwhelmed. Plus, he's getting up there in age. Ultimately, it probably could have been a lot worse. You asked, he said no. He doesn't owe us anything. He was on vacation with his family and didn't want to bothered. I can't say I blame him after 40 years of this.

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I also would not use children as an excuse to get anything really. I don't mean to sound harsh, but children should not really be given the impression that the world is sunshine, puppies, and moonwalkers giving handshakes and autographs. I sure won't preach to my children to look up to someone or be inspired by someone other than their own parents.

I too have been rejected countless times for photos, handshakes, and autographs. Not just by astronauts, but by celebrities and athletes. I put myself in their position and can only imagine what it would be like to have so many people looking for you to perform a "good deed".

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I'm sorry you had a poor experience with Buzz but this anecdote may put your expectations in perspective.

I grew up with a comedian who became a mid-level movie actor. Not a star, not even well known outside his genre. And he has not made a movie in over 10 years.

This person cannot go to a restaurant without being swamped. He cannot go to Home Depot. He has grown a beard and wears fake glasses to walk unmolested near his home.

Multiply that degree of "famousness" by 10 or 100 or 1,000 and you begin to see where Buzz is coming from. Here is a man whose exploits are known to billions of people. It is simply not fair to believe he should make time for every request from every fan. Not fair at all.

When I've met Buzz at a space event he was gracious and generous with his time. He smiled for photos and talked about his plans for Mars. He simply could not have been more accomodating in this venue.

So perhaps you should hold off boycotting Buzz and his books. Like anyone, and perhaps more than most, he deserves to enjoy a break from his public. I'm just sorry your children were caught in the middle. You might consider taking them to a space event to meet the real Buzz!

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I'd go easy on Buzz. I mean you were literally the 10 millionth person to ask him for something. He can't be everything to everyone all the time. He has been far more accessible than Armstrong and Collins over the years so at least give him some credit.

When I met him last year at ASF he was the least friendly astronaut there, but he wasn't a jerk to anyone that I saw. Buzz was the only one there who ran it like a sports show. But he still smiled for photos even when people weren't buying autographs and was not mean or rude at all.

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Some men and women who are geniuses are not adept socially. While he has improved through the years, Buzz does not appear to connect well with people at times when he is preoccupied with his own thoughts and activities. Hence the "good Buzz" who is thoroughly charming and friendly and the "bad Buzz" who can be totally rude. I personally have encountered both sides in the interactions I have had with him at space events. I admire his intelligence, accomplishments, and passion for exploration. That he can, indeed, be a jerk at times is irrelevant to his place in history.

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Yep, I agree, who cares! Buzz is a pathetic!!!!

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While I've never met him, I cannot fault someone who presumably has been asked (LITERALLY) millions of times for something. While I would have probably done the same if there with my child, to impose on someone in a vacation setting is likely to yield a bad outcome.

In his defense, my only interaction with Buzz was VERY positive — a LONG time ago he inscribed two children's books (one for my son, one for a science teacher) and was very courteous about it...

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If Buzz never said no he'd remain in the same spot the rest of his life because all the people wanting something from him would never allow him to move.

After years of meeting every big name baseball players at sports shows I learned after going to ASF last year that space collectors have been living the high life. Astronauts that pose for free pictures, add lengthy inscriptions and have 15 minute conversations. All of these things are unheard of at any other celebrity show, so be happy you get the access you do because all you have to do is go to one sports show to find out what a real jerk is.

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Not limited to just sports. I was at a B-movie actor signing show and some were charging to take a photo of them...

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Thank you all for your comments. I appreciate all the feedback.

I actually want my kids to understand the magnitude of what this man accomplished even if he wasn’t so nice to us. I will be taking them to one of the upcoming book signings and perhaps they will get that illusive handshake or at least a signed book.

I too have met many ball players, rock stars, movie stars, etc. Some were really nice - some were not.

A nice smile from Buzz or "How are you kids doing?" would have sufficed.

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While not all of the astronauts actively seek public acclaim and attention, they all knew (more or less) what they were signing up for when they became astronauts... with the possible exception of the Mercury 7, who might not have know the exact magnitude of public interest at first. (They had to know they would be pretty famous, regardless.)

While some astronauts no longer seek public attention and don't do anything to nuture their "celebrity" status, Buzz is not someone who fits into that category. He seems to be actively seeking the spotlight at nearly every chance possible. While I admire that he's frequently promoting space exploration during his appearances, I don't feel particularly sorry if he's regularly recognized and asked for a handshake or a photo. It's one of the hazards of being a celebrity, plain and simple. If Buzz doesn't like that level of attention, he could have opted out from the public spotlight a long time ago.

Having said that, there are many celebrities out there who handle their fame much worse than Buzz Aldrin does.

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If Buzz doesn't like that level of attention, he could have opted out from the public spotlight a long time ago.
I agree with you there, BUT aren't celebrities, astronauts, world leaders still allowed a certain amount of private, family time? I don't think choosing a career in the spotlight negates the right to have some time to yourself. Clearly, Buzz was on holiday with his family and didn't feel it was an appropriate time to be glad-handing anyone who approached.

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Well said, AJ.

I’ve had the opportunity to meet Buzz on several occasions, and to see how he interacts with people. As many have noted, Buzz is unique. I have seen him be self-absorbed, but I have also seen him take the time to explain (for what must have been the 100th time) how he got the name "Buzz" to a waiter at breakfast.

We all think we know him because of his books and the long time he has spent as a public figure, but we really don't.

I'm not going pass comment one way or the other on his behavior. I think that if I was subject to the level of scrutiny that he is there are a number of things that people would find objectionable. I'm ashamed to admit there are times I could have been friendlier, and chose not to be, or may have even been a bit rude. It's just that when I do it, it isn't posted on the internet for comment (thankfully).

I get that it's hurtful to have you and your kids rebuffed like that, especially if it's someone you look up to as a hero, and I applaud that you are giving it another chance at the book signing.

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I've "met" Buzz at work in a private setting and whilst being happy to see him I treated him just like anyone else, it's called tact and respect. I just felt lucky to be there. I've met him at public events and had my pictures, etc. signed. Two very different situations requiring different behaviour.

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Just a "word to the wise" here.

In one of his books -- might have been "Magnificent Desolation" -- Buzz found it odd that so many people seem to have a compulsion to tell him exactly what they were doing, thinking, or feeling at this or that time during one of his many major achievements. It is as if people tend to believe that he has some interest in learning the arcane life events of total strangers.

I interpreted this as Buzz's effort to educate others on how to better approach him. His complaint should be used to make our encounters with him more pleasant for both sides. Don't pepper him with the trivia of your own life, and he won't get bored and start looking for the door.

It's worked for me. When I've met him in the past I've kept my words to a minimum and the experience has always been rewarding. A couple of times he even bent the "signing rules" by signing items other than his current book. (Others' mileage may vary.)

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RLK - I could imagine two types of situations for Buzz Aldrin to respond to a suggestion like you did it:
  • during any type of public event, your wish to have him shake your kids hand would certainly have been appropriate, and his response awkward.

  • outside of any type of public event, however, I'm afraid your suggestion was simply out of context, unless you knew Aldrin personally, as a friend, colleague, customer, whatever. Which I conclude from your message you do not. In other words: in my eyes, you were invading his privacy, and he had any right to reject your proposal.
Sometimes a little knowledge of context, social requirements and appropriate behaviour helps to get around in the world, including when dealing with celebrities...

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outside of any type of public event, however, I'm afraid your suggestion was simply out of context, unless you knew Aldrin personally, as a friend, colleague, customer, whatever. Which I conclude from your message you do not. In other words: in my eyes, you were invading his privacy, and he had any right to reject your proposal.

I have to disagree somewhat with this argument. Anyone who ventures out into the general public (whether they are a celebrity or not) must do so with the expectation that they they will not have total privacy. Most of us realize that entering a public area comes with the possibility that we may need to interact with other people who are complete strangers. Someone may ask you for directions. Someone may ask you for the time. Someone may even just want to small talk about the weather. And, in Buzz's case, someone may ask for a handshake.

While Buzz has the right to say "no" to any request, I think RLK88 (or anyone else) equally has the right to politely attempt to interact with him...as long as they are willing to take "no" for an answer and aren't stalking him in the process.

Granted, when randomly encountering a celebrity in public, the nicest thing one can often do is to just let them go about their day in peace.

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I agree, this is how I see the situation.

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Well — I am so glad we went today to the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island today! Buzz was absolutely amazing!

Buzz answered my question on politics and space in the lecture hall and then we proceeded to meet him at the book signing afterwards and he exceeded any expectation I had.

He took the time to talk to us, SHAKE my son's hand vigorously and SMILE for the camera!

My son was so happy and I was elated that we were able to have such a nice encounter compared to our recent meeting in Grand Cayman.

The bottom line - He is a hero and a brilliant man. I am so glad my son saw that side of him today.

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posted 05-12-2013 08:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DChudwin   Click Here to Email DChudwin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your story illustrates the "good Buzz" (at the signing) and the "bad Buzz" (on your trip).

Buzz is a fascinating individual-- brilliant, in some ways eccentric (see what's on his wrists besides a watch), charming at times, and at times tone deaf to other people depending on the occasion.

We are fortunate to have the chance to interact with such an historic figure because he is willing to be out among the public.

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From: Brick, NJ, USA
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 10-03-2013 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for marc515   Click Here to Email marc515     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm just noticing that Astronaut Central is selling Buzz Aldrin for $640, and on eBay their fetching somewhat less, but some don't have a good audit trail.

Question is, aren't these prices a little high considering how many autographs he has out there, and is still signing?

I liquidated my collection, but my wife would like an Aldrin autograph on the NASA official photograph. I sold one a while back on a NASA lithograph (oh oh, my bad).

Also, I would think his older autographs would be worth more than the current ones, but it doesn't look that way.


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