Apollo 11 Astronaut Michael Collins 82 Today

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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins turns 82 today. Collins flew in space twice, on Gemini 10 and most famously on Apollo 11. While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon, Collins was the command module pilot. During his day flying around the moon alone, Collins has said he never felt lonely. He did say that “Not since Adam has any human known such solitude”  Collins retired from NASA in 1970.