CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (WKRN) – The second man to walk on the moon was evacuated from the South Pole early Thursday morning.
Buzz Aldrin was flown by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from Antarctica to Christchurch, New Zealand from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
Once he arrived in New Zealand, the renowned astronaut from the Apollo 11 lunar mission was transferred to local medical facility.
Officials did not give details on the 86-year-old’s health issues but doctors say he is stable.
According to NSF, Aldrin was travelling with White Desert, a private tourism firm that offers trips and adventures to Antarctica.