Aldrin saw action during the Korean War in the US Air Force as a fighter pilot.After several years in the Air Force he gained a degree in astronautics in 1963 and quickly became part of Nasa's select group of astronauts.Aldrin retired from active duty in March 1972 but still makes public appearances and continues to be an advocate for space exploration, pushing in 2009 for a manned mission to Mars.He has also made appearances as himself in The Simpsons and Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.sort of L-shaped." The tests, reportedly more reliable than standard lie detector tests, showed he was telling the truth.Aldrin has also answered questions about his alleged encounter with alien life on a Reddit Q&A, which took place just days earlier.
"There were many explanations of what that could be, other than another spacecraft from another country or another world. "There may be aliens in our Milky Way galaxy, and there are billions of other galaxies."It was either the rocket we had separated from or the four panels that moved away when we extracted the lander from the rocket. Extraordinary observations require extraordinary evidence. The probability is almost certain that there is life somewhere in space."It was not that remarkable, that special, that unusual, that life here on earth evolved gradually, slowly, to where we are today." The astronaught is suing two of his children and his former business manager claiming they stole money from him and are stopping him getting married.They asked for the court to name them his legal guardians, saying Aldrin was associating with new friends who were trying to alienate Aldrin from his family and that he had been spending his assets at “an alarming rate”.Court-appointed mental health experts planned to evaluate Aldrin in Florida on Tuesday and Wednesday local time.