AIL­ING BUZZ ALDRIN EVAC­U­ATED FROM THE SOUTH POLE

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An ail­ing Buzz Aldrin, the sec­ond man to walk on the moon, was evac­u­ated from the South Pole to New Zealand, where he was hos­pi­tal­ized Thurs­day 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 cen­ter on the Antarc­tic coast.

Tour com­pany White Desert said Aldrin has fluid in his lungs but was re­spond­ing well to an­tibi­otics. He’ll re­main hos­pi­tal­ized overnight for ob­ser­va­tion.

His man­ager, Christina Korp, posted side-by-side pho­tos of Aldrin — one on a stretcher giv­ing a thumbs-up with a pur­ple knit cap on his head, an­other in a hos­pi­tal bed, on oxy­gen and with an IV in his left arm.

Buzz Aldrin, the sec­ond man to walk on the moon, was evac­u­ated from the South Pole to New Zealand, where he was hos­pi­tal­ized in sta­ble con­di­tion.

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