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Ailing Buzz Aldrin evacuated from South Pole to New Zealand

CJME Friday, 2 December 2016
*By The Canadian Press*

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An ailing Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole to New Zealand where he was in a hospital on Friday in stable condition.

Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica as a tourist when he fell ill. He was flown to Christchurch from McMurdo Station, a U.S. research centre on the Antarctic coast.

Tour company White Desert said Aldrin has fluid in his lungs, but was responding well to antibiotics. He'll remain... // Read Full Article
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Buzz Aldrin was evacuated from the South Pole after becoming ill during an Antarctica tour. The 86-year-old former astronaut tweeted some pictures before he embarked on the tour, and the company running the tour issued a statement saying that Aldrin is safe and in stable condition. He's reportedly...

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