Michael Collins, R.I.P.

As I’m sure most of you know (but we forgot to post), Michael Collins, the member of the historic Apollo 11 crew who did not get to touch the moon, died on April 28, 2021, at the age of 90. He had been suffering from cancer.

5 replies on “Michael Collins, R.I.P.”

  1. J_W_W says:

    He is the first man to be more alone than any other human, when the command module was on the far side of the moon from the lander. It takes as much bravery and determination to man the command module alone as it did to land on the moon.

    So many of these brave men from the Apollo missions are being lost now. I hope we have more men and women on the moon again before they are all gone.

    • JD DeLuzio says:

      I’m hoping that will be the case. We have a universe to explore.

      (Though I suppose even new landings won’t convince the tinfoil hat set)

      • Sadly, there is one point in the favour of the tinfoil hat set: in 1968, it was easier to go to the moon than to fake that broadcast. That’s no longer true. Actual footage filmed on the moon is very easy to fake. The only way to convince them is to give them telescopes and time and have great weather so that the lunar launch vehicle never leaves the sight of members of their sect.

  2. Jethro says:

    Yeah I logged in an incognito window for this. Can I do links?

    For Michael Collins, Jeffrey and Me by Jethro Tull, released in 1970.

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