Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, pilot of the (NASA) spacecraft Gemini 12 performs stand up extra vehicular activity

Just like his grandfather and several cousins, Aldrin’s mother tragically committed suicide. The astronaut told National Geographic that she’d previously found the level of interest in his first space mission – Gemini 12 – hard to deal with. For its part, the moon landing only saw her discomfort intensified. Aldrin said, “My older sister and I both came to the conclusion that perhaps that, along with other things, caused her to take her life.” Photo Credit: Bettmann/Getty Images

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