Apollo 11 mission pilot Michael Collins breathed his last while orbiting the moon at the age of 90
New Delhi. Astronaut Michael Collins, who was part of the Apollo 11 mission, is no more. Collins, who took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon, died of cancer.
He spent his final years in Naples, Florida at the age of 90. Significantly, it was only the Apollo 11 mission that ended the space race between the United States and Russia.
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We mourn the passing of Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who took the first journey of humanity to the surface of another world. An advocate for research, @AstroMCollins inspires generations and his legacy takes us forward in the universe: https://t.co/47by569R56 pic.twitter.com/rKMxdTIYYm
– NASA (@NASA) April 28, 2021
Apollo-11 mission pilot and astronaut Michael Colin no longer lives in this world. It was Michael Collins who successfully launched the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Neil Armstrong then made his first move to the moon. Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon after Neil Armstrong.
Collins was orbiting the moon
In fact, while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were stepping on the moon’s surface, Michael Collins was orbiting the moon.
A statement from Collins’ family was also released. It says, ‘Mike always faced life’s challenges with grace and humility and, similarly, he faced his last challenge (cancer).’
US President Joe Biden also mourned Collins’ death. “Michael Collins has helped write and tell our country’s achievements in space,” he said in a statement.
Collins demanded that everyone just call him Mike. Cullins led the 8-day Apollo mission command mod.
On the death of Michael Collins, NASA Acting Administrator Steve Jurassic said that the United States and the world have lost true astronauts today.
Let me tell you that the Apollo 11 spacecraft was launched in 1969 at 08:32 AM from the Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A in the USA. Neil, Eagle, and Michael’s team returned to Earth on July 24, 1969, after completing their journey to the moon.
Significantly, their landing capsule splashed in the Pacific Ocean. More than 40,000 people around the world contributed their hard work and time to the completion of the Apollo 11 mission.
“About the flight, the thing I remember most is the view of the planet Earth … bright, beautiful, calm and delicate.”
Michel Collins, Apollo 11 Command Modi .L pilot, first mission to land humans on the moon.
Collins died today at the age of 90. https://t.co/gZQP8YO4Fe pic.twitter.com/2jVwoV6Pks
– NASA Goddard (@Nasagoddard) April 28, 2021
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Said this about his flight
Throughout his life, this question has been asked many times, whether he is not in pain to land on the moon. However, he laughed and avoided answering the question.
However, he did say something about his flight, “About the flight, the thing I remember is the view of the earth … bright, beautiful, calm and delicate.” In fact, Collins Command was a pilot expert.