Just Leave Michael Collins Alone
The Apollo 11 astronaut is famous for orbiting the moon in solitude. Now he wishes you’d give him some space.
"For the rest of us, the moon will always be a flat, two-dimensional coin of light in the darkness. Collins and the other Apollo astronauts experienced it as it truly is, a ball suspended in nothingness, curved by light and shadow."
Michael Collins never set foot on the moon. He provided the ride home,
Michael Collins, pilot for the Apollo 11 mission that landed on the moon, told
: “I’m going to find a nice big rock, and I’m going to hide under it.”
Caroline Mimbs Nyce
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Love the quiet courage (and humor!) of Michael Collins, much more than just “the guy who didn’t get to walk on the moon”