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Buzz Aldrin, second man on Moon, in stable condition after South Pole evacuation

The 86-year-old former astronaut is said to be 'responding well' to the treatment for fluid on his lungs at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand, and is in stable condition. 


Buzz Aldrin, second man on Moon, in stable condition after South Pole evacuation
Buzz Aldrin in hospital with his manager and mission control director Christina Korp- Image credit: Twittter/Christina Korp

New Delhi: Former American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first men to walk on the moon, has been evacuated by plane from the South Pole after falling ill on Thursday.

However, the 86-year-old former astronaut is said to be 'responding well' to the treatment for fluid on his lungs at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand, and is in stable condition.

Aldrin was visiting the South Pole as part of a private tourist group when his health deteriorated.

It said he was taken on the first available flight to McMurdo Station, a US Research center on the Antarctic coast.

He currently has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and being kept overnight for observation," travel company White Desert said in a statement.

Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon in 1969 as part of the US Apollo 11 mission.

(With Agency inputs)

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