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Buzz Aldrin Recovering In New Zealand

Dec 6, 2016
Originally published on December 16, 2016 10:48 am

Ground control to Buzz Aldrin!

The Apollo 11 astronaut is reportedly recovering well in a New Zealand hospital, after being evacuated with medical problems from Antarctica last week.

And he's being helped by none other than Dr. David Bowie. Not the late pop star David Bowie, whose 1969 Space Oddity song was released just days before Aldrin walked on the moon.

His doctor is named David Bowie. Aldrin's manager posted a photo of the the astronaut and his doctor on Twitter, noting, you can't make this stuff up.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Ground control to Buzz Aldrin. The Apollo 11 astronaut is recovering in a New Zealand hospital after being medevaced out of Antarctica last week. And he is being treated by Dr. David Bowie. OK, not the late pop star David Bowie, whose 1969 "Space Oddity" song was released just days before Aldrin walked on the moon. But the doctor's name is David Bowie. Aldrin's manager posted a photo of the astronaut and his doctor on Twitter, noting you can't make this stuff up. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.