Collins, Michael

Born: Oct 31, 1930 AD
Currently alive, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Astronauts

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.















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