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Ted
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posted 04-10-2019 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ted     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
New BBC interview with Michael Collins —
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put humans on the Moon.

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has said that despite not walking on the Moon, he was "thrilled" with the seat he had.

As Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent time on the lunar surface, Collins orbited the Moon in the command module Columbia.

He was also in charge of the mission to bring the three men home to Earth.

"I would have preferred to walk on the Moon but that really seemed a trivial distinction at the time. I was very pleased with my responsibilities on the flight," Collins told BBC Hardtalk’s Stephen Sackur.

Buel
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posted 04-10-2019 12:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh WOW!!! Thank you for this!!!

Kite
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posted 04-10-2019 04:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kite     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A top class man, it's wonderful to listen to him and he is so unassuming.

Panther494
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posted 04-10-2019 05:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Panther494   Click Here to Email Panther494     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic. Let's hope we get more of this sort of thing as we approach the anniversary.

Thanks for posting.

minipci
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posted 04-11-2019 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for minipci     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good thing it's online. I tried to watch it this morning on the 00:30 BST TV broadcast on BBC News and it was cancelled.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-05-2019 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Today Show release
Michael Collins, the command module pilot who served as an integral part of the legendary Apollo 11 crew, sits down with NBC's Harry Smith to share his perspective on the moon mission that made history 50 years ago.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 07-17-2019 06:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Michael Collins' views on Apollo 11, from 60 miles up and 50 years on

Fifty years later, Michael Collins only has vague recollections of where he was when he first saw humans land on the moon.

He knows very well where he was when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969; he just does not recall the specifics of when he was finally able to watch a playback of humanity's first exploration of the moon.

Fra Mauro
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posted 07-17-2019 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The work of the CMPs during the lunar landings is really neglected by the media in most of the stories or programs on TV. That might be an interesting topic for a book.

Jonnyed
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posted 07-17-2019 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
He's a consummate professional, still, after all these years. Did his duty and will remain an important historical figure even though he didn't get moondust on his boots. I really like the guy... and like Alan Bean, he's an artist too.

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