Montclair middle school renamed after astronaut Buzz Aldrin

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Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin speaks at the ceremony in Monclair, NJ (WABC)

A middle school in Montclair, New Jersey is now named after its most famous alumnus, Buzz Aldrin -- the second man to walk on the moon.

Montclair's Mt. Hebron Middle School on Friday became the Buzz Aldrin Middle School.

Aldrin has credited his experience at the school with fueling his interest in science and math.

The West Point and MIT graduate followed Neil Armstrong down the ladder of the lunar module to walk on the moon in 1969.

Aldrin also planned to visit Hackensack UMC Mountainside Hospital, where he was born in 1930.

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