Apollo 11 crew’s portrait shows (from left) astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in July 1969. Photo: Nasa via Reuters Apollo 11 crew’s portrait shows (from left) astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in July 1969. Photo: Nasa via Reuters
Apollo 11 crew’s portrait shows (from left) astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in July 1969. Photo: Nasa via Reuters
Space

Michael Collins, the ‘forgotten’ astronaut of Apollo 11, dies at 90

  • The command module pilot stayed behind in 1969 as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon
  • Collins avoided much of the media fanfare that greeted the astronauts on their return to Earth, and was later often critical of the cult of celebrity

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Apollo 11 crew’s portrait shows (from left) astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in July 1969. Photo: Nasa via Reuters Apollo 11 crew’s portrait shows (from left) astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in July 1969. Photo: Nasa via Reuters
Apollo 11 crew’s portrait shows (from left) astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in July 1969. Photo: Nasa via Reuters
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