(6470) Aldrin = 1982 RO1
Discovered 1982 September 14 by A. Mrkos at Kle.
 Named in honor of Edwin Eugene (Buzz) Aldrin Jr. (b. 1930), U.S. astronaut, the second man to set foot on the moon. In 1966 he made a record 5.5-hour spacewalk in the course of the Gemini 12 mission. In 1969 he joined Armstrong on the surface of the moon. This minor planet commemorates the thirtieth anniversary of the first manned lunar-landing mission. Name suggested by J. Tichá, M. Tichý and Z. Moravec, who observed this minor planet at its 1995 opposition, just prior to numbering.
 (MPC 34623 | 1999 May 4)


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