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Buzz Aldrin, aka the second man to walk on the moon, was evacuated from an expedition to Antarctica after showing signs of altitude sickness.
But, get this: a doctor named David Bowie is treating him at a hospital in New Zealand.
Oh, and the trip to Antarctica? It was related to his ongoing studies to life on Mars.
LIFE ON MARS.
The David Bowie we’re more familiar with released ‘Space Oddity’ in July 1969. Nine days later, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, and Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first people to walk on it.
David Bowie died earlier this year, two days before his 69th birthday.
Aldrin released a statement on Sunday saying he was recovering nicely, which was confirmed by David Bowie (the doctor, obvs) saying Aldrin would be ready to head home in the coming days.
— Christina Korp (@Buzzs_xtina) December 5, 2016