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G.I. Joe Classic Collection Colonel Buzz Aldrin Astronaut in NASA Space Suit, 1999. Hasbro, China. Gift of Robert V. Monacelli, 2019.015. Julia Featheringill Photography.

Astronaut and Freemason Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., was born in 1930 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Aldrin, the lunar pilot for the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission was, with fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong (1930-2012), one of the first humans—and one of the first Freemasons—to walk on the moon. American manufacturers made a number of wonderful commemorative items, including posters, plates, and toys, memorializing this historic event.  

In 1999 the Hasbro Toy Company released a special edition Buzz Aldrin action figure celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the moon landing. The Aldrin figure was part of the G.I. Joe: Classic Collection set produced by Hasbro in the late 1990s. 

Buzz Aldrin was initiated into Oak Park Lodge No. 864 in Alabama in 1955 and raised in Lawrence N. Greenleaf Lodge, No. 169 in Colorado in 1956. He is also a member of Clear Lake Lodge No. 1417 in Texas. 

This action figure complements the many other items we have related to Buzz Aldrin in the Library and Archives Buzz Aldrin ephemera collection.  

Buzz Aldrin Masonic Ephemera Collection, 1969-1975. Gift of Ben B. Lipset. Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum and Library, MM 001.012.

This collection includes a photograph fraternally inscribed to Ben B. Lipset, and a photograph of Aldrin walking on the moon addressed to former Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, George Newbury (1895-1904).

Do you have any ephemera related to Freemasonry and NASA? Let us know in the comments below! 









Ymelda Laxton

Dear Rich,

Thank you for sending the link!

Ymelda Laxton

Dear Richard,

Thank you for reading the blog and for sending along those links and information about space related Masonic items.

Rich l

this could be an interesting one. The thread is from 2011. Sometimes you can hunt down old post members. He owned it and if you scroll down there are pictures. I am not saying its for sale, nor do i even know what it is exactly, but it might be worth alittle research. http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum14/HTML/000924.html

Richard Ling

Now technically Shirra was somewhat of a joker, but he did report seeing a ufo like Buzz Aldrin although I believe in Wally's report the alien may have been dressed up like Santa Claus.

Richard Ling

I think this would possibly qualify also. Bidding ends in 9 days. It is cheap now but there are always a certain element of gold buyers, antique resellers and bargain hunters that will need to be and can be easily knocked out. I would guess it will go for 800-1400. I haven't researched the validity of the claim but supposedly it was given to the father of an astronaut.


Richard Ling

This one might count as ephemera related to Freemasonry and NASA with the ufo in the background. Of course, it is really the logo for Disney World. It's a reach.

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