Astronaut Buzz Aldrin during The 24th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner

A life consumed by the demon drink was what awaited Aldrin over the following years. His addiction is something the astronaut believes he may have inherited genetically. Aldrin added, “That brought me to consuming alcohol more and more and, of course, you can’t straighten out something in your head unless you have a clear mind.” Photo Credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Miami Project

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