Michael Collins

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy) is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew in space twice. His first spaceflight was Gemini 10, in which he and command pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different... read more

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy) is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew in 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. While he orbited the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first manned landing on the lunar surface. He is one of only 24 humans to have flown to the Moon. Prior to becoming an astronaut, he had attended the United States Military Academy, and from there he joined the United States Air Force and flew F-86s at Chambley-Bussieres Air Base, France. He was accepted to the USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base in 1960. He unsuccessfully applied for the second astronaut group but was accepted for the third group. After retiring from NASA in 1970 he took a job in the Department of State as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. A year later he became the director of the National Air and Space Museum. He held this position until 1978 when he stepped down to become undersecretary of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1980 he took the job as Vice President of LTV Aerospace. He resigned in 1985 to start his own business. He is married to Patricia, and they have three children: Kate, Ann, and Michael, Jr. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Collins(astronaut), licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Born

Friday, 31 October 1930

Actor Filmography

Apollo: The Forgotten Films Self (voice) (as Mike Collins) 2019
Armstrong Self 2019
Chasing the Moon Self 2019
1969 Self 2019
Apollo 11 Self - Command Module Pilot / Himself (archive footage) 2019
Mensch und Mond Himself (archive footage) 2019
Space's Deepest Secrets Self - Astronaut, Apollo 11 (archive footage) 2016
STEM in 30 Self 2014
The Saturn V Story 2014
Unsealed: Alien Files Himself - Apollo 11 Astronaut (voice) (archive footage) 2012
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Apollo: The Forgotten Films Self (voice) (as Mike Collins) 2019
Armstrong Self 2019
Chasing the Moon Self 2019
1969 Self 2019
Apollo 11 Self - Command Module Pilot / Himself (archive footage) 2019
Mensch und Mond Himself (archive footage) 2019
Space's Deepest Secrets Self - Astronaut, Apollo 11 (archive footage) 2016
STEM in 30 Self 2014
The Saturn V Story 2014
Unsealed: Alien Files Himself - Apollo 11 Astronaut (voice) (archive footage) 2012
Moon Machines Himself (archive footage) 2008
The Wonder Of It All Himself (archive footage) 2007
Conquering Space: The Moon and Beyond Himself - NASA Astronaut (archive footage) 2005
Days That Shook the World Himself - Apollo11 Astronaut (archive footage) 2003
Project Gemini: A Bridge to the Moon Himself 2003
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon Himself - Apollo 11 (archive footage) 2001
The Dish Himself (archive footage) 2000
The Space Movie Himself (archive footage) 1980
Nova Self - Astronaut (archive footage), Self 1974
Footprints On The Moon: Apollo 11 Himself 1969
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