Moon landing legend airlifted from South Pole expedition over health fears

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The former US astronaut and second person to set foot on the moon was rescued from a tour of Antartica because of a medical condition, the tour provider revealed on Thursday.

Aldrin, 86, was visiting the South Pole as part of a group when his condition deteriorated, White Desert said in a statement.

He was rushed onto the first available flight to McMurdo Station, a nearby US research base where he was seen to be medics.

The exact reason for the scare is unclear.

Former fighter pilot Aldrin famously stepped on the moon 20 minutes after Neil Armstrong took his leap for mankind on July 20 1969.

It was watched by 600 million people on TV, but has since been widely disputed by truth seekers.

Bizarre allegations include the theory that A Clockwork Orange director  and filmed it in a studio.

Last year explosive footage emerged appearing to show the film legend admitting to the claims.