Michael Collins (born October 30, 1930) is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was Gemini 10, in which he and command pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two EVAs. His second spaceflight was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11.
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When Apollo 11 descended from the heavens, touching down on the moon on July 20, 1969, three brave men became immortals, ...