Michael Collins, who piloted the Columbia spacecraft on the Apollo 11 mission, died on Wednesday, May 28, 1400, at the age of 90. His family said the cause of death was cancer.
When the Eagle module left Colombia to land on the moon, Michael Collins lost all contact with his colleagues. While they were experiencing walking on the moon, Collins experienced minutes of complete silence in each orbit of the moon.
In each turn, he walked towards the moon’s side of the moon, where there was no sunlight at the time, and felt moments of emptiness. Where you had to see the moon, it was absolute black, and on the opposite side, all you could see were the stars. Forty-eight minutes after the eagle parted and experienced the moon’s darkness, Collins entered the day section, saw the eagle, and learned from NASA that the eagle had successfully landed on the moon.
In Colombia, Collins could not see Armstrong and Aldrin walking on the moon at 6,000 kilometers per hour in orbit and a long distance from the moon, but he called them by radio before disembarking.
He started flying in 1331 and flew 43 times in Earth orbit as a training pilot with Gemini 10 capsule. We may know Collins as the third person to go to the moon that day, but he was doing his job in Colombia. He had said that he was anxious at the time and knew that he had to do everything right and that no mistake should be made.
After completing the mission, Armstrong and Aldrin had to rise from the moon with an eagle and head for Colombia. Collins was concerned and knew that if something went wrong with the Eagle’s engine, they would get stuck on the surface of the moon or in a dangerous orbit around the moon. On this mission, Collins came up with a package that contained 18 possible scenarios for rescuing his colleagues.
Collins’ greatest fear on this mission was returning home alone. If they could not properly rise from the moon or the eagle hit the moon, Collins would have to drop them on the moon and return to Earth. The flight from the surface of the moon with the eagle took place without any problems and was successfully connected to Colombia, and now they were the heroes who, with their help, made a leaf of history with their return to Earth.
Michael Collins was born on November 30, 1961 in Rome. His father was an adviser to the US Army commander in World War I and a military affiliate of the US Embassy. He went to military ceremonies with his family, attended a private school, and graduated from a military academy at the age of 29.
He joined the Air Force to stay away from bigotry and patriotism in his future job. Collins became the training pilot for the Edwards Air Force project in 1339, and three years later NASA selected him to participate in the Apollo moon mission.
In the summer of 1945, Collins collaborated with Commander Young on a three-day Gemini 10 mission. In this mission, they were connected with the Agna rocket, which was launched some time before Gemini 10 and reached an altitude of 760 km. This height was the highest that man could reach at that time.
Gemini 10 stayed connected to Agna for 38 hours and performed one of the most important tests of the Apollo 11 mission. In Gemini 10, Collins and Young tried to connect with a rocket that had remained in orbit since Gemini’s previous mission, but failed due to the rocket running out of power.
Collins was the first person to leave the spacecraft twice on a mission. He came out of Gemini 10 to photograph the stars in the ultraviolet. With another as he exited the spacecraft, he made a spacewalk to attach a device to the Agna Gemini rocket. It was also the first time anyone had committed another crime in space.
Collins left NASA a year after the Apollo 11 mission to become Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. He also became the director of the Smithsonian National Aerospace Museum in 1350, the secretary of the institute seven years later, and the vice-president of the Altiv Defense and Aerospace Company (LTV) in 1980. He retired from the Air Force in 1982.
With a strong interest in literature, Collins wrote the books “Launch: The Story of America’s Space Adventure” and “Mission to Mars.”