• Buzz Aldrin's South Pole evacuation

    3 days ago - By Saint Louis Today

    Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Friday in a New Zealand hospital and was in stable condition after a "grueling" medical evacuation from the South Pole.
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  • Buzz Aldrin recovering after Antarctic rescue

    Buzz Aldrin recovering after Antarctic rescue

    3 days ago - By Times Union

    Famed astronaut Buzz Aldrin is in stable condition at a hospital in New Zealand after he was rescued from Antartica by a Glenville-based Air National Guard airlift wing Thursday.
    A statement on Aldrin's website reports the 86-year-old has fluid in his lungs and is now on antibiotics.
    A ski-equipped cargo plane based at the Stratton Air National Guard base in Schenectady County flew Aldrin to McMurdo Station on the Antarctic Coast.
    The 109th ski plane that transported Aldrin across the Antarctic continent serves as an air bridge for polar sciences bases and was already on the ice at the...
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  • Buzz Aldrin recovers in New Zealand after polar evacuation

    Buzz Aldrin recovers in New Zealand after polar evacuation

    3 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand - Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Friday in a New Zealand hospital and was in stable condition after a “grueling” medical evacuation from the South Pole. Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica as a tourist when he fell ill. He was flown to Christchurch [...]
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