Buzz Aldrin’s 3 Children: Growing Up In The Spotlight

Buzz Aldrin, a spaceman, has three kids, James, Janice, and Andrew, from his initial marriage to Joan. They have recounted their upbringing in the public eye as their father was involved in the Apollo 11 mission.

Discover more about the astronaut’s offspring.

Who Are the Offspring of Buzz Aldrin with Late Ex-Spouse Joan Archer Aldrin?

From a life of patrolling the skies as a fighter pilot in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, Buzz Aldrin set his sights higher; he aspired to be part of the astronaut corps and join NASA.

His aspiration eventually came to fruition in 1963 when he became an official member, and only a few years later, he was selected as part of the Apollo 11 mission, aiming to become one of the first humans to ever walk on the moon.

By that time, he had already found companionship, marrying Joan in 1954 and raising three children together by 1969.

As they all watched on TV, they were thrilled yet skeptical in equal measure; even Janice was amazed at how her dad’s feats were beamed directly from space to their TV screen – it really felt like something straight out of a sci-fi novel!

Despite being so incredible for its time, there was one detail that Janice (and many others) wasn’t fond of: it was broadcasted only in black and white!

Andrew John Aldrin, one of spaceman Buzz Aldrin’s three children, has revealed that while growing up, he had total faith in NASA and the Apollo program and almost no fear that anything bad would happen.

He said that the Apollo 11 mission seemed normal to him and that it was just the next mission they were going to do, as that’s what his father said they were going to do.

The siblings have shared stories about how their father used to teach them science lessons when they were little. The MIT graduate loved sharing his physics knowledge with his children during family outings to the zoo and even at dinner time.

Janice, Buzz’s only daughter, recalled that she never sought her father’s help with her homework because she wouldn’t be able to understand what he was saying.

After a successful space mission, Buzz and his former wife, Joan, divorced in 1974. Joan passed away in 2015, but before her death, she and Buzz had become grandparents to Janice’s son, Jeffrey Michael Schuss.

Jeffrey and his wife, April Schuss, went on to have three sons together, Nathaniel, Benjamin, and Archer making Buzz a great-grandfather.

In November 2020, the spaceman declared that the Aldrin family had expanded once more with the arrival of great-granddaughter Kaia Nicole.

Buzz was married to his second wife, Beverly Van Zile, from 1975 to 1978, and his third wife, Lois Driggs Cannon, from 1988 to 2013.

Lois was a mother of three children from her first marriage to Bryant W. Cannon: Lisa Cannon, Brynn Cannon, and Bryant Cannon. However, Buzz did not welcome any biological children during his second and third marriages.

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