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Apollo 11 command module pilot

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Michael Collins (astronaut): Apollo 11 command module pilot
Michael Collins is a former American astronaut, test pilot and major general of the United States Air Force Reserves. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew into space twice. His first spaceflight was on Gemini 10, in which he and Command Pilot John Young performed orbital rendezvous with two different spacecraft and undertook two extravehicular activities. His second spaceflight was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11. While he stayed in orbit around the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left in the Apollo Lunar Module to make the first crewed landing on its surface.


Watch: Apollo 11 splashdown 50 years ago today

Four days after the first successful moon landing, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins faced a final, harrowing challenge
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How CBS News covered the Apollo 11 splashdown

On July 24, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins completed the final leg of their extraordinary journey to the moon, returning safely back to Earth. Watch..
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Trump takes shots at NASA administrator during photo op celebrating Apollo moon landing

During an Oval Office photo op to commemorate Apollo 11 astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, President Trump dug at NASA chief Jim Bridenstine.
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NASA marks Apollo mission 50 years later

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returns to launch pad 50 years later (July 17)  
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Apollo 'space legends' remember 1969 mission

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins joined several other key figures from that era for a look back at the historic moon mission, which began with liftoff exactly 50 years ago today. (July 16)
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Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad where first humans lifted off for the moon

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned to the launch pad Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida where he flew to the moon 50 years ago along with the late Neil Armstrong and Buzz..
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Archive: Apollo 11 astronauts first interview after moon landing

From 1969, Face the Nation talks to Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins about their lunar landing
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A look back at the history made by Apollo 11

Crowds are gathering at Kennedy Space Center to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, the mission to put the first people on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the..
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Michael Collins Didn’t Walk on the Moon. But He Got to Drink Warm Coffee.

The Apollo 11 astronaut who kept an orbital vigil during Neil’s and Buzz’s moonwalk really didn’t feel that lonely.
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Apollo 11 astronauts share a meal before their historic mission

Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins appeared calm, joking and laughing as they ate dinner the night before their historic launch to the moon on July 16, 1969.
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NASA legends recall nerve-wracking moments before Apollo 11 landing

Astronaut Michael Collins, Mission Control flight director Gene Kranz and spacecraft communicator Charlie Duke recount the first manned landing on the moon
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To the Moon! Apollo 11's great adventure

Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin..
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