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Buzz Aldrin arrives at the 2016 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)

Buzz Aldrin is being evacuated from the South Pole over health concerns


 Buzz Aldrin is being evacuated from the South Pole, the National Science Foundation (NSF) confirmed Thursday morning.

The 86-year-old astronaut was said to be "ailing" and will be flown to New Zealand. He was the second man to walk on the moon and has been a strong advocate for continued space travel and research since

Aldrin was visiting the U.S. Antarctic Program's research center as a tourist. He is in stable condition, the BBC reports.

Here's Aldrin before his trip.

The cold did not seem to faze him -- he's BEEN TO THE MOON, people.

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