11 Mar Dancing With The Stars: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s Tough Challenge
At 80 years old, astronaut Buzz Aldrin is one of the oldest competitors to hit the dance floor on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. According to the space man (who was the second person to walk on the moon), space traveling was a piece of cake compared to his grueling new challenge on the ABC dance competition. Keep reading to find out more about Aldrin’s previous dance experience, what he thinks of partner, Ashley Costa, and his fearless attitude…
Many 80-year olds might shy away from learning a new skill, but not astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The second man to walk on the moon is among the eleven celebrities competing on the tenth season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. Despite the grueling hours of rehearsals, Aldrin is up for the challenge!
Buzz Aldrin is best-known as the U.S. astronaut who was the second person to walk on the moon, but now he’ll be gaining a new fan base as a competitor on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. According to Aldrin, space travel is easy compared to learning the cha-cha. “Walking on the moon was a piece of cake,” Aldrin says. “This is a challenge!”
Aldrin is no stranger to dance. He took Arthur Murray dance instruction many years ago, and attended dances during his time at West Point. “We danced wearing gloves,” he recalls. “I’ve probably neglected my Lightfoot Louie on the dance floor, but I always have a lot to learn. I didn’t take up skiing until I was 50.”
On the new season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Buzz Aldrin is paired up with dance pro Ashley Costa. So how are the two getting along? ”She’s a dream,” he says. The pair is even planning a trip together! Costa will accompany Aldrin to New Zealand this week for a space conference, so the partners can keep up with their dance rehearsals.
With fierce competition like Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek, Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger, and reality star Jake Pavelka, does Aldrin think he’s got a shot at winning ABC’s Dancing With the Stars? ”I wouldn’t have gotten into the space program if I wasn’t competitive,” he says.
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