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Buzz Aldrin, Bill Nye Take 'Giant Leap' Down NY Fashion Week Runway

Buzz Aldrin, Bill Nye Take 'One Giant Leap' Down the Runway
Nick Graham, Buzz Aldrin and Bill Nye pose on the runway at the Nick Graham NYFW Men's Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show on Jan. 31 in New York City. (Image credit: JP Yim/Getty Images for Nick Graham)

NEW YORK — Buzz Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, just took one giant leap for all astronaut-kind when he became the first astronaut to walk down the New York Fashion Week runway.

He and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" hit the runway on Tuesday (Jan. 31) sporting shiny silver and black garments, debuting designer Nick Graham's futuristic "Life on Mars: Fall-Winter 2035" collection.

Aldrin walks the runway at the Nick Graham NYFW Men's Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show on Jan. 31 in New York City. (Image credit: JP Yim/Getty Images for Nick Graham)

Aldrin strutted down the catwalk in a metallic bomber jacket and matching sneakers. Under the jacket, the astronaut wore something he designed himself: a black-and-white "Get Your Ass to Mars" T-shirt.

On Twitter, Aldrin wrote that walking the runway "was as easy as walking on the moon."

Bill Nye walks the runway at the Nick Graham NYFW Men's Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show on Jan. 31 in New York City. (Image credit: JP Yim/Getty Images for Nick Graham)

Nye rocked a space-themed tuxedo adorned in a retro rocket print. He completed the "science guy" look with a classy polka-dot bow tie.

Graham, a space enthusiast on the side, has consulted with Nye for science-themed fashion statements in the past. "Bill Nye Bow Ties" are sold on the designer's website.

Nick Graham, Buzz Aldrin and Bill Nye pose on the runway at the Nick Graham NYFW Men's Fall/Winter 2017 fashion show on Jan. 31 in New York City. (Image credit: JP Yim/Getty Images for Nick Graham)

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Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.