Astronaut Michael Collins has passed away

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In summary, Astronaut Michael Collins was an American astronaut and test pilot who was a part of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. He passed away on April 28, 2021 at the age of 90 after battling cancer. He played a crucial role in the mission by piloting the Command Module and taking iconic photographs of the moon landing. His legacy includes being a pioneer in space exploration and a key figure in the success of the Apollo 11 mission, as well as his contributions to the development of the space program.
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RIP Mike Collins.
Below, everyone alive on July 21st, 1969 is in the frame of this image, except for Collins.

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1. Who was Astronaut Michael Collins?

Astronaut Michael Collins was a NASA astronaut who was part of the Apollo 11 mission, the first manned mission to land on the moon. He served as the Command Module Pilot while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon's surface.

2. When did Astronaut Michael Collins pass away?

Astronaut Michael Collins passed away on April 28, 2021 at the age of 90.

3. What was the cause of Astronaut Michael Collins' death?

According to a statement from his family, Astronaut Michael Collins passed away after a battle with cancer.

4. What were some of Astronaut Michael Collins' accomplishments?

Astronaut Michael Collins was a decorated astronaut, pilot, and veteran. He was selected as an astronaut in 1963 and flew on Gemini 10 in 1966 before serving as the Command Module Pilot on Apollo 11. He also served in the US Air Force and was a test pilot for the US Air Force and NASA.

5. What impact did Astronaut Michael Collins have on the space program?

Astronaut Michael Collins played a vital role in the success of the Apollo 11 mission and the first moon landing. He also helped pave the way for future space exploration and inspired countless individuals to pursue careers in science and space exploration.

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