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Michael Collins - one of the three crew members of the first manned mission to the Moon, Apollo 11 in 1969 - has died aged 90, his family say.
He died on Wednesday after "a valiant battle with cancer. He spent his final days peacefully, with his family by his side".
Collins had stayed in lunar orbit as his colleagues Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the Moon.
Aldrin, 91, is now the only surviving member of the mission.



Not sure this will get out the UK:

Ep.07 Michael Collins: Third man​

13 Minutes to the Moon
Without the astronaut who didn’t step on the moon, Apollo 11 wouldn’t have succeeded. Michael Collins was in lunar orbit, playing a crucial role. This is his story.
 
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This is of course sad but also quite in the order of things that those great people are now very aged and slowly pass away. He certainly counts amongst the people that wrote the Great Story of Mankind. So the sadness of the loss can be mitigated thinking he really had a really long and well-filled live. :salute:
 

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Recently read his book "Carrying the Fire," seemed like an amazing guy. So sad to see him go :(
 
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