Michael Collins

Astronaut

Birthday October 31, 1930

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace Rome, Italy

DEATH DATE Apr 28, 2021 (90)

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About

Pilot of Apollo 11 who went on to become the director of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. He was a part of the Gemini 10 mission as well.

Before Fame

He joined the U.S. Air Force and flew F-86 fighter jets in France before being accepted into the U.S. Air Force Experimental Flight Test Pilot School.

Trivia

He served as Vice President of LTV Aerospace from 1980 to 1985.

Family Life

He married Patricia Finnegan in 1957, and they had three children together named Kate, Ann, and Michael.

Associated With

He piloted the mission on which Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon.