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Michael Collins, who was part of the Apollo 11 original moon landing crew and kept the command module flying while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon, has died at the age of 90, his family said on Wednesday.
Collins had cancer. He was sometimes known as the “forgotten astronaut” because he didn’t get to land on the moon, while Armstrong and Aldrin became household names.
... some called him ‘the loneliest man in history’ – while his colleagues walked on the Moon for the first time, he helped our nation achieve a defining milestone. He also distinguished himself in the Gemini Program and as an Air Force pilot.”
originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Encia22
Went to the Moon and lived to 90 , not bad.
I think the “forgotten astronaut” tag is unfair, anyone with an interest knows who he was and the part he played.
-------RiP the man with the best seat in the house , Michael Collins.