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Collins, Michael

Born: 1930 AD
Died: 0000 AD
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1930 – He was born on the 31st day of October this year in Rome, Italy.

 

1952 – He graduated from West Point this year, flew fighters on peacetime assignment in Europe.

 

1963 – He joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and began training as an astronaut.

 

1966 – He orbited the Earth as pilot for the Gemini X mission (July 18-21st this year), during which he completed two space walks.

 

1969 – He was the command module pilot for Apollo 11, the American space mission which landed the first humans on the moon.

 

1970 – He retired from NASA this year and later became the first head of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

 

1974 – His books include the memoir “Carrying the Fire”.

 

1989 – He became the 17th American in space when he flew in Gemini X… Collins came from a military family.