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‘Ailing’ Buzz Aldrin in Emergency Evacuation from South Pole

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posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:09 PM
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(Wasn't sure where to post this one)

Buzz Aldrin has not made it a secret that he was going to Antarctica and had tweeted on November 29th 2016 that it was probably going to be the last time he would be able to tweet until he got out of Antarctica.

It seems that Buzz, he is 86 years old, had a medical emergency while in Antarctica, although nothing in specific is mentioned. All we know for now is that The Antarctic Company, a South African tourism company made a request for "an ailing visitor". The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators confirmed that it was Buzz Aldrin who had to be evacuated, but they say he is stable now.



Justin Worland @justinworland

8:05 AM ET

Famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin had to be evacuated from the South Pole for medical reasons, the National Science Foundation said Thursday, and will be taken to nearby New Zealand for treatment.

The NSF, which is providing the air lift, said that a New York Air National Guard plane will transport Aldrin from Antarctica to New Zealand “as soon as possible.” He appears to have been in Antartica as a tourist, posting several photos in advance of his journey to Twitter.

The emergency request for an “ailing visitor” was made by The Antarctic Company, a South African tourism company, according to the NSF. The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators confirmed Aldrin’s evacuation, saying he was “stable” when he was taken from the South Pole to McMurdo base in Antarctica.

Aldrin, 86, was the second man to walk on the moon as part of the 1969 Apollo 11 crew.

time.com...




posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: ElectricUniverse

Already posted



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 11:03 PM
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originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
‘Ailing’ Buzz Aldrin in Emergency Evacuation from South Pole

No fool like an old fool...



posted on Dec, 1 2016 @ 11:10 PM
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Fluid in the lungs was on tv3 here in nz today. Man what a battler going down there at his age




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