Biographies of U.S. Astronauts

Collins

Michael

USA

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Personal data

Birthdate:  31.10.1930
Birthplace:  Rome / ITALY
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  17.10.1963
Selection group:  NASA-3
Position:  CMP
Status:  Ret. ??.01.1970

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Gemini 10  PLT  18.07. - 21.07.1966 2d 22h 46m 
2  Apollo 11  CMP  16.07. - 24.07.1969 8d 03h 18m 
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Total  11d 02h 04m 
         

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Gemini 7  PLT

Additional information

Bachelor of Science from U.S. Military Academy, 1952; Major General, USAF Reserve, Ret.; unsuccessful application for NASA astronaut group 2; selected in 1963 as Military Astronaut - Class 3; from 1970 - 1971 he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs; later he was Director of Smithsonions Institution National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.; currently he is Chief of his own advising company for aviation and aeronautics (Michael Collins Associates).

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