Another Buzz in the Universe

by | May 28, 2012 | History, NASA | 0 comments

Just the Disney-Pixar Toy Story cartoon character Buzz Lightyear was so named after the Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin, so the 55-year-old British comedian and space aficionado, Frank Skinner, has also named his new baby boy Buzz. 

Apparently the drily-amusing comedian is a fan of cowboys as well. The baby’s second name Cody has been given after the cowboy showman Buffalo Bill Cody.  

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (real name Edwin Aldrin) was so named in childhood after his sister kept mispronouncing “brother” as “buzzer”.   When it came to family names, of course, it was almost as if it was ordained that astronaut Buzz would set foot on Earth’s natural satellite.   Buzz Aldrin’s mother’s maiden name was Moon.

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