An Appreciation: Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins

Michael Collins (center) with crewmates Neil Armstrong (left) and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (right)
Collins (center) with Apollo 11 crewmates Armstrong (left) and Aldrin in quarantine after their mission.
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The names Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are etched in history as the first two people who set foot on the Moon. Less remembered in popular culture is the third astronaut, circling solo in lunar orbit in Apollo 11’s command module, Michael Collins. Collins, who died of cancer on April 28 at the age...

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