- This article is about the character. For the guest star, see Buzz Aldrin.
Buzz Aldrin is an astronaut who was the second man on the Moon.
Aldrin flew on the space shuttle with Homer Simpson and fellow astronaut Race Banyon. In sharp contrast to Banyon, Aldrin generally treated Homer considerately and with respect, although he was occasionally astounded by Homer's ineptitude, ignorance and general stupidity. When a crisis broke out on the shuttle, Aldrin was the voice of reason, trying to tell James Taylor that it wasn't the best time for music. At the end of the mission, Aldrin hailed Homer as a hero for saving them all by using a carbon rod to secure the shuttle's hatch, which had been damaged during the crisis.
Aldrin is also one of the many people on "Ned's List of Laudable Lefties".