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April 26, 2023

Buzz Aldrin to be Promoted to USAF Brigadier General

History’s Second Moonwalker Gets a Boost in Rank

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Buzz Aldrin—Apollo 11 lunar module pilot and the second man, after Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong, to walk on Earth’s moon—will receive an honorary appointment to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony on 05 May at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes 50th Flight

Keep On Rockin’ on the Red World

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is a small robotic rotorcraft currently operating on Mars. On 13 April 2023, Ingenuity made its fiftieth flight, thereby marking 728 days of flightworthiness on barren, inhospitable Mars—all the while without maintenance or even so much as a cleaning.

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