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Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on December 02, 2016, 03:05 AM:
I was just reading an interesting story today of Buzz Aldrin who is spending time in our local public hospital at present, after becoming unwell down at the South Pole.

The National Science Foundation 109th Aircraft wing of New York, that are based here in this city flew him out, in one of there ski-equipped aircraft that fly regular flights in the summer months to and from Antarctica.

After a very long flight from the South Pole to Christchurch via McMurdo Station he is now responding well to antibiotics for fluid in his lungs in hospital.

Well folks that's todays news from down under...
Buzz Aldrin with his manager Christina Korp looking a lot better.
Posted by Paul Mason (Member # 4015) on December 02, 2016, 03:09 AM:
Nice story and picture Graham. I want to visit Antarctic when I'm Buzz Aldrin's age. [Smile]
Posted by Dave Groves (Member # 4685) on December 02, 2016, 04:21 AM:
I'd like to visit ANYWHERE when I'm his age!!!!
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on December 02, 2016, 06:29 PM:
Look after him well while he is in your fair city Graham. Buzz is a national treasure here in the US.
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on December 03, 2016, 12:22 AM:

My feeling is he will be in hospital for a while, fluid in your lungs is nasty stuff and antibiotics can take a while to kick in. I had a kid on my school run this year that landed up in hospital for weeks with a similar thing.

I hope he does make a speedy recovery but being in hospital is really the best place to be for the time being.

I wonder being the public hospital if he is getting the "same meals" as everyone else? mmmm [Roll Eyes] [Smile]
Posted by Paul Adsett (Member # 25) on December 03, 2016, 10:40 AM:
Perhaps they are giving him those NASA 'spacepak' meals to make him feel at home ! [Smile]
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on December 03, 2016, 01:05 PM:

I can just imagine the tea lady "always a highlight in hospital" saying to him...."would you like a moon biscuit with your cup of tea luv" [Big Grin]

[ December 03, 2016, 02:55 PM: Message edited by: Graham Ritchie ]
Posted by Patrick Walsh (Member # 637) on December 04, 2016, 05:16 AM:
my Dad (works at the hospital) has been wheeling him around the last few days, says he is a nice down to earth guy (forgive the pun!)
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on December 04, 2016, 04:40 PM:
The Doctors are not letting him fly home until his lungs have cleared..

He says that he is "being well looked after"
Posted by Steven J Kirk (Member # 1135) on December 08, 2016, 10:16 AM:
The hospital parking will be so much easier when that Saturn 5 rocket is out of the way...
Posted by Graham Ritchie (Member # 559) on December 09, 2016, 03:53 PM:
I bet he has heard them all [Big Grin]

Good news... he has been discharged from hospital and now flying home. [Smile]

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