Apollo 11’s ‘third astronaut’ reveals secrets from dark side of the moon

This 12 months marks the 50th anniversary of that outstanding feat of know-how and daring.

And whereas the moonwalkers, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, dominate our reminiscences of the moon touchdown, there’s a 3rd astronaut who deserves his place in historical past.

Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 command module spacecraft in lunar orbit whereas his two colleagues collected moon rocks.

In a uncommon interview he tells Sarah Abo if it wasn’t for him, certainly one of our best successes would have been a monumental failure.


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