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L.A. County supervisors to name Buzz Aldrin 'honorary consul general to the moon'

November 10, 2009 | 12:06 pm

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors is heading for the final frontier: Space.

At the behest of Supervisor Mike Antonovich, the board is appointing Gemini 12 and Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin as its very own "Honorary Consul General to the Moon from Los Angeles County."

Aldrin was the second man to step on the moon in July 1969.

The Board of Supervisors, famous for presentations of elaborate scrolls, will give one to Aldrin on behalf of the 24 Apollo astronauts who reached the vicinity of the moon.

According to the board's agenda, the astronauts represent the "highest ideals of a seasoned American military officer, American military aviator, American veteran, and American space explorer."

-- Richard Winton

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