Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation


03 December, 2016

Former astronaut and New Jersey native Buzz Aldrin is said to be "recovering well" after he was medically evacuated from the South Pole.

"The evacuation flight for Buzz Aldrin has successfully landed at Christchurch, New Zealand and he has been transferred to hospital for examination", a statement on reads.

He was flown from the South Pole to the US research facility at McMurdo Station where he received treatment from the US Antarctic Program medical team before flying to Christchurch.

Mr Aldrin posed in photographs with Newman for the tweet.

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In a statement on Aldrin's website, it said he was "responding well to antibiotics" and his condition is stable.

From McMurdo, another flight took Aldrin to New Zealand. A live video allowed people on Earth to watch as he and Armstrong became the first two men to set foot on the moon's surface. "My longtime friend. She beat me to the South Pole by one day", Aldrin wrote.

Aldrin was one of three astronauts on NASA's Apollo 11 mission to the moon, on which he was tasked as the lunar module pilot and rendezvous expert. He was scheduled to be there until December 8 but his "condition deteriorated" shortly after arriving, according to the White Desert statement. The elder Aldrin was clearly excited about his adventure to the bottom of the world: "South Pole here I come!" he said via Twitter on November 28. The group departed Tuesday from Cape Town, South Africa, on a trip that was supposed to last just over a week. Doctors agreed an evacuation was prudent after Aldrin's condition deteriorated, according to his staff in Florida. The science foundation uses cargo planes equipped with landing skis, called LC-130s, and they are operated by the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard.

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