Buzz Aldrin arrives in Edinburgh

Buzz AldrinApollo mission astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was the second human to step on the surface of the moon, arrived in the UK for a private event.

One of mankind’s greatest legends, however, arrived eight hours late at Edinburgh Waverley after his flight from Heathrow was delayed due to snow. The 82-year-old arrived at the Scottish city and was immediately taken away on a Rolls- Royce to address a private event.

He joined mission commander Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface on 20 July 1969 and assumed his name in the history as a great hero. He now remains a supporter of the space exploration missions. He has also designed "Aldrin Cycler", that he claims can be used to transport people and supplies to Mars. He has been working with Lynx on a plan to send 22 competition winners into space.

He recently described his experience on moon walking and the events on the lunar surface. He said that that walking on the moon was easier than they anticipated and that Neil saw the telescope for making platform alignments and the magnificent view of the Earth kept him from going to sleep.