astronaut Michael Collins, The Apollo 11 command pilot and Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first moon landing in 1969, He died this Wednesday at the age of 90 after the “brave fight against cancer”., As his family explained in a statement.
The family said in their speech: “We regret to share that our beloved father and grandfather have passed away today.”Mike always faces the challenges in life with grace and humility, he faces the same way this is his last challenge“, including the same sentence.
The family also asked people to unite, “Remember his keen wit and wisdom with love and joy. Looking back at the earth from a vantage point in space, it is very rewarding, Like considering the calm water from the deck of his fishing boat,” he picked up the emotional text.
For its acting administrator Steve Jurczyk (Steve Jurczyk), NASA expressed its condolences, saying that he “has been a true pioneer and defender of exploration all his life.”
Collins, his colleagues Armstrong and Aldrin were called “the loneliest man in history” for the first time, As the command pilot of the fabulous spaceship, he contributed to the achievement of human milestones.
“NASA mourns the loss of this pilot and astronaut. This is the friend of all friends who seek to expand the limits of human potential.” Jurczyk said on behalf of the space agency. The statement added: “His legacy will always be the legacy of the man who took the first step towards the universe, and his spirit will accompany us as we venture to a more distant perspective.”
In addition to expressing condolences, the space agency also commended “own achievements”, “this helps to widely publicize the work of all men and women who have helped achieve great achievements in the aviation and aerospace fields.” NASA concluded: “There is no doubt that he inspired a new generation of scientists, engineers, test pilots and astronauts.”