Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the first person to walk on the moon along with the late Neil Armstrong, tied the knot on his 93th birthday with long-time girlfriend Anca Faur, 63.

That same day, he was honored at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The 20th annual ceremony celebrated entrepreneurs, industry leaders, astronauts and pilots who have made significant contributions to aviation.


“We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles & are as excited as eloping teenagers,” Aldrin wrote in a Friday Twitter post featuring several photos from the wedding, thanking fans for the birthday wishes. “Thank you for all of the … heartfelt goodwill. I hope to continue serving a greater cause for many more revolutions around the sun!! Onward and upward and best wishes to all of you as well!”

The groom wore a black suit with various pins, and the bride donned a flowing white dress dotted with rhinestones.

Prior to Faur, a medical doctor who currently serves as the Executive Vice President at Buzz Aldrin Ventures, he was married three times. Aldrin is a dad of three children he had during his first marriage to Joan Archer: Janice, Andrew and James Aldrin.

Four of America’s 12 first moonwalkers are still alive: Aldrin, Harrison Schmitt, Charles Duke and David Scott.

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