On July 20, 1969, two American astronauts aboard Apollo 11 landed on the moon, in an area known as Mare Tranquillitatis, or area “Sea of Tranquility.”
Buzz Aldrin (born Edwin Eugene Aldrin, Jr. in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, January 20, 1930) is an engineer, doctor of science, Colonel USAF astronaut and retired NASA. It was the second person to walk on the Moon at the legendary Apollo 11 mission His name “Buzz” originated in childhood; his little sister mispronounced “brother” (brother) as “buzzer”, then shortened to Buzz. Aldrin legally changed his name Edwin Eugene Buzz in 1988. It has also been nicknamed “Dr. Rendezvous” (= Doctor Encounters) by other astronauts, because his dissertation dealt orbital encounters, Aldrin was selected as pilot for the crew of the Apollo XI mission.to fulfill the mandate of then President John F. Kennedy, who had established the first American ship to the moon before the end of the 1960s.
The day July 21, 1969, being 2 hrs. 56 m. GMT lunar exploration module Eagle, piloted by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, settled gently on the surface of the Moon, three hours later Armstrong became the first human to set foot on lunar soil. Aldrin was the second person to walk on the moon after the mission commander, Neil Armstrong, and the two spent about 20 hours on the lunar surface before returning to the command module
Through the images transmitted by television, we could see live – and in black and white – that scientific and technological achievement. The operation had begun five days earlier when the Apollo XI spacecraft – fueled by the giant Saturn V rocket – blasted off from Cape Kennedy.
The crew was also found that Michael Collins, orbiting our natural satellite, waited for Armstrong and Aldrin. The ship and its explorers returned to Earth on July 24, 1969.
What few know is that Brother Aldrin Wear a Masonic flag on the moon wearing inside his spacesuit, the flag belongs to one of the 33 Supreme Councils of US and This flag is now on display at the Masonic Museum Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite. Temple located in Washington, DC
Brother Edwin Eugene (Buzz) Aldrin, a member of Clear Lake Lodge No. 1417, in Seabrook, Texas, Aldrin carried a document signed by the then Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Texas, J. Guy Smith, granting him full powers to establish a Masonic Lodge on the Moon. Upon return of the space mission, Aldrin certified that the order was executed on July 20, 1969
To commemorate this historic event and officially establish its jurisdiction over the lunar surface, the Grand Lodge of Texas issued a letter patent for a new Lodge – Tranquility Lodge No. 2000 working under the auspices of this obedience. At present and for now, the work of the lodge are held on a rotating basis in different Lodges in Texas. However, Brothers of that Great Southern Lodge hope to meet one day on the moon.
Tranquility Lodge 2000 was established for the purpose of promoting, encouraging, conducting and fostering the principles of Freemasonry, and to assist in promoting the health, welfare, education and patriotism of children worldwide. To these ends, the lodge will seek to establish a financial basis that will allow it to address requests for help and assistance from worthy organizations, worldwide, to make life better for all children living on Earth.
Indeed, there have been several more Freemasons who walked on the moon also include Edgar D. Mitchell, a member of the crew of Apollo XIV, who landed on the moon on February 5, 1971. Mitchell form part of the lodge Artesia, New Mexico . A few months later, a third Freemason visited the moon. This is James Irwin of Apollo XV mission, the last freemason who stepped on the lunar soil. Irwin Lodge belongs to Tajon Colorado Springs.
Suspected Armstrong, was also a Mason, although this never stated publicly. It is said that in the House of the Temple in Washington DC, there is a photograph of Neil Armstrong holding his Masonic to waist apron over his suit. The confusion of its membership, may perhaps be substantiated, when his father, also called Neil, himself was an active Mason, having even getting to Grade 33.
Armstrong and Aldrin have their statues at the entrance of the Grand Lodge of Washington,
“I’m in favor of changing the destination of humans. There are a lot of manned missions that can be done, but not in direction of the moon” -Buzz Aldrin-
This article was written by Psalm Triginta