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Michael Collins

NASA Astronaut, Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11 (the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon)
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Net worth 2018: $100 Million
Industry: Miscellaneous
Residence: Rome
Country: United States
BirthDay: 31 October 1930
Sigh: Scorpio
Height: 1.78 m
Education: United States Military Academy, Harvard Business School, St. Albans School

Michael Collins was bornon 31 October 1930 in Rome, American, is NASA Astronaut, Command Module Pilot for Apollo 11 (the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon). Michael Collins is one of the three astronauts, who worked on the ‘Apollo 11’ mission, which made the first lunar landing, one of the biggest events in history of mankind. While his colleagues, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon, Collins was the command module pilot of the mission, who orbited around the moon. After an initial rejection, Collins was chosen by NASA to be a part of the ‘Astronaut Group 3’. His first spaceflight assignment was the ‘Gemini 10’ mission, during which he performed the spacewalk. Michael Collins was an army man, before he joined NASA. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, after which he joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned to the Chambley-Bussieres Air Base, France. He has been the recipient of numerous honours and decorations including, the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, Collier Trophy, the Hubbard Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom among many others. After he retired from NASA, he became Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Department of State. He later established his own consulting business.


$100 Million


In 2010, he played a minor role in the coming of age film, ‘Youth in Revolt'


In 2007, he was seen in the documentary film, ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’


In 1996, he was portrayed by actor Jim Meltzer in the film, ‘Apollo 11’


In 1985, he found his own business, consulting firm, Michael Collins Associates


He became the under secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and in 1980, he was appointed as the Vice President of LTV Aerospace


He later became the director of the National Air and Space Museum and until 1978 he held this position


In 1974, his autobiographical book, ‘Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut's Journeys' was published


In 1970, he retired from NASA, after which he worked as the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs in the Department of State


In July 1969, he went on the ‘Apollo 11’ mission, which landed the first humans on the moon


In 1968, he worked as the capsule communicator for the ‘Apollo 8’ mission and was responsible for communicating directly with the crew


After training in NASA for 240 hours, in June 1965 he was appointed to work on his first crew assignment as a backup pilot for ‘Gemini 7’, a spaceflight in NASA's Gemini program


In May 1963, be resumed his job as a fighter operator and in June that year when NASA called in for astronaut applications, he applied


In 1962, John Glenn’s Mercury Atlas 6 flight that circled the Earth in 90 minutes inspired him so much that he decided to become an astronaut


On August 29, 1960, he joined the USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California, after completing the minimum requirement of 1500 hours of flying


In 1956, he was commissioned to work in West Germany owning the Hungarian Revolution, also known as the Hungarian Uprising, which took place that year


In June 1954, he was commissioned to the Chaumont-Semoutiers Air Base, France, the front-line air base for the United States Air Force


In 1952, he graduated from the United States Military Academy, where he finished 185th out of 527 cadets


Michael Collins was born on October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy, to James Lawton Collins, a U


He also learned to deliver nuclear weapons at the 21st Fighter-Bomber Wing at George Air Force Base, California

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