Moonwalker Buzz Aldrin evacuated from the South Pole

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Former NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from the South Pole Wednesday after becoming ill. 

Aldrin, who is 86-years-old, was visiting  Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica as part of a tour group that left for the South Pole from Cape Town, South Africa on Nov. 29.

The U.S. National Science Foundation, working with the Air Force, evacuated Aldrin to McMurdo Station — a US Antarctic research facility — via a ski-equipped LC-130 cargo plane. He is in stable condition, according to a statement posted by White Desert, the tour operator. 

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