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

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 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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