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RIP Michael Collins - 4/29/2021 8:05:12 PM   
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Michael Collins, Apollo 11 astronaut who orbited moon, dies at 90
By Robert Z. Pearlman 28 April 2021

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Gemini and Apollo astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon during the world's first lunar landing mission, has died at the age of 90.

Collins' death on Wednesday (April 28) was made known his family and NASA.

"We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather passed away today, after a valiant battle with cancer. He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side," Collins' family said in a statement. "Mike always faced the challenges of life with grace and humility, and faced this, his final challenge, in the same way. We will miss him terribly. Yet we also know how lucky Mike felt to have lived the life he did. We will honor his wish for us to celebrate, not mourn, that life."

"Please join us in fondly and joyfully remembering his sharp wit, his quiet sense of purpose and his wise perspective, gained both from looking back at Earth from the vantage of space and gazing across calm waters from the deck of his fishing boat," his family said.

NASA responded with a statement by acting administrator Steve Jurczyk.

"NASA mourns the loss of this accomplished pilot and astronaut, a friend of all who seek to push the envelope of human potential. Whether his work was behind the scenes or on full view, his legacy will always be as one of the leaders who took America's first steps into the cosmos. And his spirit will go with us as we venture toward farther horizons," said Jurczyk.Gemini and Apollo astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon during the world's first lunar landing mission, has died at the age of 90.

Collins' death on Wednesday (April 28) was made known his family and NASA.

"We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather passed away today, after a valiant battle with cancer. He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side," Collins' family said in a statement. "Mike always faced the challenges of life with grace and humility, and faced this, his final challenge, in the same way. We will miss him terribly. Yet we also know how lucky Mike felt to have lived the life he did. We will honor his wish for us to celebrate, not mourn, that life."

"Please join us in fondly and joyfully remembering his sharp wit, his quiet sense of purpose and his wise perspective, gained both from looking back at Earth from the vantage of space and gazing across calm waters from the deck of his fishing boat," his family said.

NASA responded with a statement by acting administrator Steve Jurczyk.

"NASA mourns the loss of this accomplished pilot and astronaut, a friend of all who seek to push the envelope of human potential. Whether his work was behind the scenes or on full view, his legacy will always be as one of the leaders who took America's first steps into the cosmos. And his spirit will go with us as we venture toward farther horizons," said Jurczyk.


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May he Rest In Peace.

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RE: RIP Michael Collins - 4/29/2021 8:09:57 PM   
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Sounded like a top man from what I've been reading and hearing about the last few days. RIP indeed Michael Collins.

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RE: RIP Michael Collins - 4/29/2021 8:55:01 PM   
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At 90 at least he lived a good life dies a hero

RIP Hero!

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RE: RIP Michael Collins - 4/30/2021 9:21:15 AM   
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RIP

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RE: RIP Michael Collins - 4/30/2021 4:16:35 PM   
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Greetings RangerJoe,
Another great astronaut goes, may he rest in peace.

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RE: RIP Michael Collins - 4/30/2021 5:12:00 PM   
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Rest in peace, Mike.

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RE: RIP Michael Collins - 4/30/2021 7:27:29 PM   
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Rest In Peace, Mr. Collins.

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RE: RIP Michael Collins - 4/30/2021 11:28:27 PM   
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Apparently he had a great sense of humor. RIP Mike Collins.



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RE: RIP Michael Collins - 5/1/2021 5:06:01 AM   
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Hard to believe it's been that long since I watched he and his fellow crew members do what we thought was impossible.

God bless and keep his family.


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