Ace Astronaut from the US, Michael Collins, one of the crew members in the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission, that landed on the Moon breathed his last at the age of 90. He lost his life to Cancer. His family members confirmed the same.
"Please join us in fondly and joyfully remembering his sharp wit, his quiet sense of purpose, and his wise perspective, gained both from looking back at Earth from the vantage of space and gazing across calm waters from the deck of his fishing boat, " the family said on Twitter.
Michael Collins, often dubbed as â€˜forgottenâ€™ played a crucial role in Apollo 11. While Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were credited as the first people to walk on the moon, Collins remained as the unsung hero in mission Moon.
Michael Collins, who served as the pilot of the command module, made sure that the module continued to fly.
NASA paid tributes to the Astronaut, the unsung hero in Apollo 11 moon-landing mission. Sharing the picture clicked by Collins, that captured the moment of Eagle, the Lunar module returning to the command module Columbia, NASA gave tribute to the hero.
"This trip of ours to the Moon may have looked, to you, simple or easyâ€¦ All you see is the three of us, but beneath the surface are thousands and thousands of others, and to all those I would like to say, thank you very much." NASA quoted Michael Collins as saying in the post.
"We remember Michael Collins, @NASA astronaut and crew member of Apollo 11, who passed away on April 28, 2021,â€ NASA remembered Michael Collins.