Retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the lunar surface, and his partner Anca Faur were over-the-moon excited to tie the knot.
The two became husband and wife in a private ceremony on Friday in Los Angeles, which also marked Aldrin’s 93rd birthday. In a Twitter post, Aldrin said the two were “as ecstatic as eloping teenagers.”
Aldrin accompanied Neil Armstrong on NASA’s historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, the first to land on the moon.
In 1971, Aldrin retired from NASA and has been advocating for manned missions to Mars ever since.
On Twitter, Aldrin said that his partner, Faur, is the executive vice president of Buzz Aldrin Ventures LLC. They have been together for more than four years, traveling together and spending time together with Faur’s grandchildren.