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Buzz Aldrin visits Jeff Bezos’ rocket factory

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Jeff Bezos, Buzz Aldrin and the moonwalker’s son, Andrew Aldrin, are front and center in this picture taken at Blue Origin’s headquarters in Kent, Wash. Buzz Aldrin’s longtime assistant, Christina Korp, is to the right and behind Andrew Aldrin. (Blue Origin Photo via Twitter)

It’s been a good week for Blue Origin, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space venture. Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin just paid a visit to the company’s headquarters in Kent, Wash., and today the team behind Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital spaceship won one of the space industry’s most prestigious prizes.

Aldrin dropped by only a couple of days after starring in a New York fashion show, and in a picture that Bezos tweeted today, it looks as if the 87-year-old space icon is wearing the same T-shirt. Aldrin is the guy standing in the front row between his son, aerospace executive Andrew Aldrin, and Bezos himself.

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By Alan Boyle

Mastermind of Cosmic Log, contributing editor at GeekWire, author of "The Case for Pluto: How a Little Planet Made a Big Difference," president of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. Check out "About Alan Boyle" for more fun facts.

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