Official updates on Buzz Aldrin

Official updates on Buzz Aldrin

Update 16:43 GMT from Team Buzz
Buzz is on his way home from New Zealand, accompanied by Mission Director Christina Korp!


Update from Buzz Aldrin
19:19 GMT Sunday 4th December 2016


STATEMENT FROM BUZZ ALDRIN ENTERPRISES

18:30 GMT Saturday 3rd December 2016.

Buzz Aldrin is resting in hospital in Christchurch, New Zealand. He still has some congestion in his lungs so has been advised not to take the long flight home to the States and to rest in New Zealand while it clears up.

Having been cleared by doctors previously, Buzz took the trip to Antarctica to add to his exploration achievements after having spacewalked in orbit during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966, having walked on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, traveled down to see the Titanic in 1996 and to the North Pole in 1998. The trip to the South Pole is the capstone of his personal exploration achievements.

But his primary interest in coming to Antarctica was to experience and study conditions akin to Mars that are more similar there than any other place on earth.

“I’m extremely grateful to the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their swift response and help in evacuating me from the Admunsen-Scott Science Station to McMurdo Station and on to New Zealand. I had been having a great time with the group at White Desert’s camp before we ventured further south. I really enjoyed the time I spent talking with the Science Station’s staff too,” said Aldrin from his hospital room.

“I started to feel a bit short of breath so the staff decided to check my vitals. After some examination they noticed congestion in my lungs and that my oxygen levels were low which indicated symptoms of altitude sickness. This prompted them to get me out on the next flight to McMurdo and once I was at sea level I began to feel much better. I didn’t get as much time to spend with the scientists as I would have liked to discuss the research they’re doing in relation to Mars. My visit was cut short and I had to leave after a couple of hours. I really enjoyed my short time in Antarctica and seeing what life could be like on Mars.”

“Finally, thanks to everyone from around the world for their well wishes and support. I’m being very well looked after in Christchurch. I’m looking forward to getting home soon to spend Christmas with my family and to continue my quest for Cycling Pathways and a permanent settlement on Mars. You ain’t seen nothing yet!”, concluded Aldrin.

Christina Korp
Manager & Mission Control Director to
Dr. BUZZ ALDRIN
Astronaut, Gemini 12 & Apollo XI
Buzz Aldrin Enterprises, Inc
@buzzs_xtina
@therealbuzz


Update from our Mission Director Christina Korp – Friday December2nd 1730 UTC


Update from Buzz Aldrin – Friday December2nd 1303 UTC


Update from our Mission Director Christina Korp – Friday 2nd 0135 UTC


EVACUATION TO CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND –  1915 UTC Thursday 1st December.

 

The evacuation flight for Buzz Aldrin has successfully landed at Christchurch, New Zealand and he has been transferred to hospital for examination. He is currently has fluid in his lungs but is responding well to antibiotics and being kept in overnight for observation. His condition is stable and his manager, who is currently with him, described him being in good spirits.

 

We would like to offer our sincere thanks to the team at the American National Science Foundation for accommodating Buzz and his manager on one of their flights from the South Pole to New Zealand via McMurdo.

 

There will be further updates when additional information is available.

 


  

ORIGINAL HOLDING STATEMENT FROM WHITE DESERT ABOUT SOUTH POLE MEDICAL EVACUATION

 

Buzz Aldrin has been evacuated from the South Pole.  He was visiting the Pole as part of a tourist group operated by White Desert and while there his condition deteriorated. As a precaution, following discussion between White Desert’s doctor and the US Antarctic Program doctor, Buzz, accompanied by his manager, was evacuated on the first available flight out of the South Pole to McMurdo with the USAP under the care of a USAP doctor.  His condition was described as stable on hand-over to the USAP medical team. 

 

This flight is still in progress and there will be further updates when additional information is available.

241 Comments
  • Lynne
    Posted at 20:23h, 01 December

    Keep smilin’ and get well soon. You rock!

  • Allen Linkenhoker
    Posted at 20:18h, 01 December

    Best wishes, sir! Please take care and get well soon.

  • Stephen Prentice
    Posted at 20:09h, 01 December

    Get well soon Buzz.
    I just finished reading your book ”Mission to Mars – My Vision for Space Exploration.’ You are a true legend and an inspiration. Here’s to a speedy recovery.

  • Carl Bodin
    Posted at 20:08h, 01 December

    Hope you are on the mend soon and get a chance again at the Great White Desert…Godspeed.

  • Jon Petereit
    Posted at 20:07h, 01 December

    Dear Brother Aldrin. I had the great privilege to meet you once on a flight from Salt Lake to OC. Invited you to my fire station. I too spent time in a new Zealand hospital years ago. Know they will treat you right. Praying for your speedy recovery.

  • Amie Ryan
    Posted at 20:06h, 01 December

    Get well soon and thank you for being such an inspiration! xo!

  • Sarah C
    Posted at 20:01h, 01 December

    Best wishes to you, Sir, and prayers for a speedy recovery. You’re one of my heroes, and a continuing inspiration to my students.

  • Edwin A. Jukniewicz
    Posted at 19:53h, 01 December

    From one Edwin to another…I’ve been an admirer of yours since July 20, 1969! God bless and get well soon!

  • Joseph Roehl
    Posted at 19:49h, 01 December

    Blessings and love to you Buzz and I’d love to see the South )) xox joseph

  • Greg
    Posted at 19:44h, 01 December

    Get well soon Buzz! Pity you couldn’t to come to our country under better circumstances, but you are in very very good hands now!

  • Greg
    Posted at 19:42h, 01 December

    Get well soon Buzz! Pity you had to come to our country under better circumstances, but you are in very very good hands now!

  • Shawn DeBoard
    Posted at 19:13h, 01 December

    Get well soon Buzz you are one of my hero`s

  • Lisa
    Posted at 19:00h, 01 December

    I wish you a speedy recovery in NZ. You are an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us.

  • Al Paslow
    Posted at 18:46h, 01 December

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the most famous Buzz Aldrin, second man on the moon.

    May you always inspire us to do the impossible!

    Al Paslow
    Bethel Park, PA

  • Barbara
    Posted at 18:44h, 01 December

    Thank you, sir !

    Barbara

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  • Justin Steakley
    Posted at 18:43h, 01 December

    Hope you have a speedy recovery!
    Thank you for all you and your manager do.
    Buzz, you’re awesome! I look up to you.

  • Justin Steakley
    Posted at 18:41h, 01 December

    Hope you have a speedy recovery. Thank you for all you and your manager do.
    Buzz is awesome!

  • W.D. Cavin
    Posted at 18:36h, 01 December

    Get well soon sir. We should send Dee O’Hara to take care of you and escort you back, lol. All the best to a real hero. GYATM!

  • Diana Guy
    Posted at 18:29h, 01 December

    Buzz, best wishes for a speedy recovery. You’re tough and I know you’ll be as good as new.

  • James Heiser
    Posted at 18:17h, 01 December

    He’s in our prayers!

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  • Carolyn Erickson Scalise
    Posted at 18:06h, 01 December

    Mr. Aldrin, I’ve been following your twitter feed for quite a while and I was excited for your Antarctica trip. Hope you are well very soon!

  • Laura Pinto
    Posted at 18:04h, 01 December

    Hope you feel better soon, Dr. Aldrin. You are a hero to me and to so many others. Get well quickly so that you can continue the Get Your Butt to Mars campaign! Thank you for all of your contributions to mankind.

  • André Esteves
    Posted at 18:03h, 01 December

    Get well!! We need you!!

  • Ronald Lee Powell
    Posted at 18:02h, 01 December

    Get Well Soon Buzz! You are a true hero and explorer forever and you are living proof that age is just a number. I am sure that when you feel better, you will find new uncharted areas to explore. Thanks for leading the charge to Mars. I saw you, Neil, and Mike at the 20th anniversary of Apollo 11 in Washington.

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  • Cindy Brooks
    Posted at 17:55h, 01 December

    Praying for you to feel better real soon! Thank You for being a Hero! Love you Buzz!

  • Sharon Baechtle
    Posted at 17:54h, 01 December

    Wishing Colonel Aldrin a speedy recovery and praying for safe travels back to the States.

  • Dave p
    Posted at 17:52h, 01 December

    God speed for a full recovery, you are so many soles living hero. Not many of you old studs left. Take care and get lot of wonderful warm comfort and rest!

  • James Carter
    Posted at 17:51h, 01 December

    Hang in there, Buzz!

  • Joel R Young
    Posted at 17:39h, 01 December

    Best wishes for full and speedy recovery, Legend.

  • suzanne molina
    Posted at 17:31h, 01 December

    Thanks Karen for the update.

    Buzz you steely eyed rocket man take it easy!!!

  • Candace Pankanin
    Posted at 17:15h, 01 December

    That’s it. Save your strength for Mars. You’re the best

  • Mike Van Dusen
    Posted at 17:14h, 01 December

    Get well Buzz ! My prayers are with you Sir.

  • Robert Albota
    Posted at 17:10h, 01 December

    Godspeed Buzz! We’re thinking of you in Ottawa.

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  • Michael Curry
    Posted at 17:05h, 01 December

    Buzz Get Well Soon, I Will be Praying for you Sir

  • Jim Spellman
    Posted at 16:44h, 01 December

    Even the “Duracell Everready Bunny” of space advocacy has to slow down a little now and then to recharge his batteries. Speedy recovery, Buzz!

  • Karen Mermel
    Posted at 16:35h, 01 December

    Speedy recovery, Buzz. Thinking of you. See you at ISDC.

  • Peter
    Posted at 16:31h, 01 December

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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  • Greg Andrews
    Posted at 16:26h, 01 December

    We love you Buzz!

  • Nick
    Posted at 16:23h, 01 December

    Get Well Soon, Mr. A. You’re an inspiration to us all. I’m gutted for you that your trip was cut short. I hope you’re able to return and complete your journey at some point soon. Best love and get-well wishes.

  • Beth McAvoy
    Posted at 16:13h, 01 December

    Get well soon. We love you Buzz!!!

  • Ben Beck
    Posted at 16:04h, 01 December

    Chin up, Buzz!

    Ben

  • Mark Blevins
    Posted at 16:00h, 01 December

    Thoughts and prayers for Buzz Aldrin’s speedy recovery.

  • John Scott Cothill
    Posted at 14:06h, 01 December

    Speedy recovery, sir!

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