Buzz Aldrin was doing some research in the South Pole when fluid in his lungs led to his evacuation to a New Zealand hospital. That’s where the real life Spaceman met with his doctor, apparently sent via the cosmos. Dr David Bowie.
n a truly remarkable coincidence, Aldrin’s doctor shares the name of the late British singer whose greatest hits included songs such as “Starman” and others about space travel that could easily have been penned for the great American astronaut.
The coincidence certainly tickled Aldrin’s manager, Christina Korp, who posted a photo on Twitter of Aldrin and Dr Bowie together in a Christchurch hospital.
“Thank heaven @TheRealBuzz’s doctor is David Bowie,” Korp said on Twitter. “You can’t make this stuff up.”
Bowie released his smash hit “Space Oddity” about a fictional astronaut who loses communication with ground control in 1969, just days before Neil Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon.