NASA astronaut Michael Collins (Michael Collins) piloted the historic Apollo 11 Columbia spacecraft in 1969. He died because of cancer on Wednesday at the age of 90. During the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, Collins stayed in lunar orbit while his teammates Neil Armstrong and Buzz.
When Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the lunar surface on July 20, Collins orbited 65 miles above them. When the world’s attention shifted to his two teammates below, Collins was almost forgotten Up. My colleagues first set foot on the moon and helped our country reach a milestone. He is also good at the Gemini project and as an Air Force pilot,” NASA Administrator Steve Yurchik said in a statement. Collins, the skilled pilot and astronaut, is a friend of everyone who tries to push the limits of human potential.
Whether his work is behind the scenes or under the panorama, his legacy will always be one of the first guidelines adopted by the United States. Step into space. Yurchik said that his spirit will be with us when we go to a farther horizon. Collins was born in Rome, Italy on October 31, 1930. He was a fighter pilot and served as a fighter pilot from 1959 to 1963. Test pilot.
Collins was also a member of the third batch of NASA astronauts selected in October 1963. His maiden voyage was the pilot of Gemini 10. The mission began on July 18, 1966 and lasted for three days. When he discovered the discovery of micrometeorites, he was the third American spacewalker. Equipment from the missile dock equipment of the target “Agena”. Collins flew into space for 266 hours, including the Apollo 11 mission.
He also wrote several books like “Back to Fire” in 1974, “Moon Landing and Other Strange Places” in 1976, “Take Off: A History of American Space Adventures” in 1988 and “Mission to Mars” in 1990. After a heroic fight against cancer, he passed away today.
Accompanied by his family, he spent his last day peacefully. Mike has always used humility and humility to master the difficulties in life. He handles the difficulties in life in the same way. This is his last call. We will miss him very much. However, we also know how Mike’s life feels throughout his life.