Moon Walking Pioneer Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Medically Evacuated From South Pole

By  //  December 1, 2016

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condition was described as stable

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon after Neil Armstrong, has been medically evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill, according to the White Desert tour company. (Twitter

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon after Neil Armstrong, has been medically evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill, according to the White Desert tour company. (Buzz Aldrin Twitter image)

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon after Neil Armstrong, has been medically evacuated from the South Pole after falling ill, according to the White Desert tour company.

Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica in with a tourist group and was evacuated to the U.S. Antarctic Program’s research center.

According to the White Desert tour company, Aldrin was stable and under the care of a doctor:

A White Desert client, Buzz Aldrin, has been evacuated from South Pole. Mr. Aldrin was visiting the Pole as part of a tourist group and while there his condition deteriorated.

As a precaution, following discussion between the White Desert doctor and the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) doctor, Mr. Aldrin, accompanied by a member of his team, was evacuated on the first available flight out of the South Pole to McMurdo with the USAP under the care of a USAP doctor.  His condition was described as stable upon White Desert doctor’s hand-over to the USAP medial team.

White Desert would like to express their gratitude to USAP at this time for their support.
His family have been informed of the situation. This flight is still in progress and there will be further updates when additional information is available.

Aldrin had tweeted about the tour just a few days earlier:


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