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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Suffers Medical Emergency at South Pole

Buzz Aldrin Heading to South Pole

     American astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been medically evacuated from the South Pole, according to the National Science Foundation and a private tourism group.
Elizabeth Chuck
NBC News
12-1-16

Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica when “his condition deteriorated,” according to White Desert, which organizes luxury tourism trips to the icy continent. The group said Aldrin was evacuated on the first available flight out of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to the McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast under the care of a doctor with the U.S. Antarctic Program.

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Suffers Medical Emergency at South Pole

Buzz Aldrin Heading to South Pole

     American astronaut Buzz Aldrin has been medically evacuated from the South Pole, according to the National Science Foundation and a private tourism group.
Elizabeth Chuck
NBC News
12-1-16

Aldrin, 86, was visiting Antarctica when “his condition deteriorated,” according to White Desert, which organizes luxury tourism trips to the icy continent. The group said Aldrin was evacuated on the first available flight out of the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to the McMurdo Station on the Antarctic coast under the care of a doctor with the U.S. Antarctic Program.

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Former Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Has Died

Former Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Has Died

By www.palmbeachpost.com
2-5-16

     Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, who was part of the Apollo 14 space crew that flew to the moon in 1971, died late Thursday in West Palm Beach, according to his family.

Mitchell, 85, lived in suburban Lake Worth and died at a local hospice at about 10 p.m. Thursday, his daughter, former West Palm Beach City Commissioner Kimberly Mitchell told The Palm Beach Post. […]

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Mystery Revealed In Astronaut Kelly’s UFO Photo

Mystery Revealed In Astronaut Kelly's UFO Photo

Lee Speigel By Lee Speigel
The Huffington Post
12-7-15

     When astronaut Scott Kelly snapped a stunning photo of south India on the night of Nov. 15, Internet chatter speculated over what appears to be something else in the picture above India — shown in the closeup above.

Kelly, who recently broke the record for longest time spent in space by an American, tweeted the picture back to Earth from the International Space Station. UFO hunters came out of the woodwork, alleging he also photographed a bright, tubular-shaped UFO in the upper right of the image (as seen above).

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That’s right — the UFO is, in fact, a UHF antenna, part of the International Space Station, which is probably why Kelly didn’t notice it as anything unusual.

The really odd thing about all of this is that UFOs-at-the-space-station aren’t new. What initially seem to be visitors from far away are mostly space debris, window reflections, or parts of the space station that are illuminated in unusual ways. […]

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UFOs Didn’t Come In Peace – Astronaut Sets Record Straight

UFOs Didn't Come In Peace - Astronaut Sets Record Straight

Astronaut Sets Record Straight On ET Nuclear War

Lee Speigel By Lee Speigel
The Huffington Post
8-27-15

Edgar Mitchell, the 6th man to walk on the moon, accuses
a British paper of fabricating a story about ETs saving America.

     Few people are surprised by the eye-popping headlines in The Mirror. But when the infamous British tabloid quoted astronaut Edgar Mitchell as saying that “UFOs came in peace” to “save America from nuclear war,” it shocked everybody — including Mitchell.

“I don’t know where The Mirror got the story,” Mitchell, 84, said in an email to The Huffington Post, accusing the paper of fabricating his quotes and denying that an interview for this story ever took place.

The sixth man to walk on the moon has been outspoken over the years in his belief that extraterrestrials have visited the Earth and the moon — and that the government is withholding vital information about UFOs. Still, Mitchell insists the Aug. 11 Mirror story has no basis in the truth and disavows the information in it. […]

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Apollo 11’s UFO . . .

Apollo Spacecraft Separating from Its Saturn V Upper Stage
An illustration of an Apollo spacecraft separating from its Saturn V upper stage, with several panels flying away. One such panel may have been the source of a flashing light noted by the Apollo 11 crew.

Orbital manoeuvres in the dark: Apollo 11’s UFO

By Dwayne A. Day
www.thespacereview.com
8-25-14

      As Apollo 11 headed to the Moon, the astronauts looked out their window and noticed something—an object, flashing with some kind of regularity.

According to Jay Barbree in his new book Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight, after they returned to Earth, there was some tension about this subject while the astronauts were in their quarantine module aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet (see “Review: Neil Armstong: A Life of Flight”, The Space Review, July 7, 2014). Barbree quoted Armstrong (pg. 300): “From the beginning I felt there was an explanation,” he told me. “We were looking back at lights that steadily flashed—natural lights or human made it seemed to me, and we just didn’t have the facts. I thought we had an obligation not to start some Hollywood frenzy about us being watched and followed by aliens.”

In several different forums Buzz Aldrin has consistently stated that he was pretty sure that the flashing that he saw was part of the Saturn V that had launched them to the Moon:

On Apollo 11 in route to the Moon, I observed a light out the window that appeared to be moving alongside us. There were many explanations of what that could be, other than another spacecraft from another country or another world—it was either the rocket we had separated from, or the 4 panels that moved away when we extracted the lander from the rocket and we were nose to nose with the two spacecraft. So in the close vicinity, moving away, were 4 panels. And I feel absolutely convinced that we were looking at the sun reflected off of one of these panels. Which one? I don’t know. So technically, the definition could be “unidentified.” . . .

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UFOs and Beyond: Apollo 14 Astronaut Ed Mitchell Is Looking Up | VIDEO

UFOs and Beyond: Apollo 14 Astronaut Ed Mitchell Is Looking Up

By Alan Boyle
NBC News
7-26-14

      Apollo 14 moonwalker Edgar Mitchell may be the only astronaut to conduct an ESP experiment in space, or openly state that extraterrestrials could theoretically live on the moon. But when historians look back at the Apollo moon effort a thousand years from now, Mitchell wants to be remembered for the down-to-Earth attitude he took toward his assigned task on the moon.

“Our task was to start to do the science,” he told NBC News. “And we did that. We did it well. We brought back the first real samples from the moon.”

Sure, Apollo 11 brought about 50 pounds of moon rocks back to Earth, and Apollo 12 brought back 75 pounds. As most folks will recall, a potentially fatal mishap forced Apollo 13 to come back from the moon without ever landing on its surface — which meant the pressure was on Mitchell and his Apollo 14 crewmates, Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa, to help get America’s space program back on track in 1971.

The mission succeeded, though not without a hitch or two … or three. In his recently published book, “Earthrise: My Adventures as an Apollo 14 Astronaut,” Mitchell recounts all the twists and turns that brought him from farm life near Roswell, New Mexico, to the moon and back. . . .

. . . Mitchell makes no secret about his belief that life exists elsewhere in the universe, and he’s willing to accept the possibility that alien spacecraft have visited Earth. When he returned to his hometown in New Mexico, he met with the relatives and colleagues of people involved in the 1947 Roswell UFO incident — and decided there was ‘adequate proof that the Roswell incident was a real thing.” . . .

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