Insert 'Space Oddity' joke here.

By Radio.com Staff

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin was recently evacuated from an expedition to the South Pole to receive medical treatment.

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Aldrin was flown to New Zealand where he was treated by a doctor named David Bowie, according to a new report in the Washington Post. This unlikely sequence of events of course invites a “Space Oddity” joke, but it gets better.

Buzz was, of course, in New Zealand to see what life might like be on Mars.

In a statement on his official site Aldrin writes in part:

“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.”

“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,” he continued. “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.”

You can’t make this stuff up.

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