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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #27)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 11:54 AM

33. Because Aldrin had a notorious reputation for being what some would consider a jerk

There's a scene in "First Man" where Aldrin makes a comment that "I'm just saying what everyone else is thinking" in response to another pair of astronauts' deaths. That was Aldrin's personality: brilliant, outspoken, and sometimes grating. Aldrin was such a strong personality that Deke Slayton actually offered Armstrong the option of having Jim Lovell instead on Apollo 11, but Armstrong stuck with Aldrin instead because his turn in the rotation was up. Buzz was/is the most outspoken of all of the Apollo 11 crew. The movie may have been a bit hard on him but that was who Aldrin was.

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