Michael Collins Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of astronaut Michael Collins.


生日: 十月 31, 1930
Birthplace: 罗马, Italy
    出生时的名字: Michael Collins
    父亲: James Lawton Collins, a US Army Major General
    母亲: 维吉尼亚州 (斯图尔特) 科林斯
    婚姻: Patricia M. (Finnegan) 科林斯 (四月 28, 1957-四月 19, 2014, her death)
    小孩儿: 麦可, Ann and Kathleen
    教育: United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S., 1952; 哈佛大学, Advanced Management Program, 1974
    Military Service: US Air Force, 1952-1970, Major General


    Collins completed two space flights during his career, logging 266 hours in space – 1 hour and 27 minutes of this was spacewalking.
    Says he believes that extraterrestrials do exist, telling the New York Daily News in 1999: “It seems to me the height of arrogance to say that our little stupid sun off in one obscure corner of an odd galaxy called the Milky Way should be the only one in the whole universe capable of developing what we sometimes refer to as intelligent life.
    Nominated for the Emmy forOutstanding Cinematography for a Nonfiction Programat the 72nd Emmy Awards for the CNN documentaryApollo 11,which utilizes footage he lensed during his 1969 space mission.


    1960-1963 Navy test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base.
    十月 17, 1963 – Collins is part of the third group of men selected by NASA to be astronauts.
    七月 18-21, 1966 Part of the Gemini 10 2-man crew, with John Young. The mission lasts almost three days and completes 43 orbits of Earth. Gemini 10 docks with another ship and Collins becomes the third American to walk in space.
    July 16-July 24, 1969 Command Module Pilot of the 阿波罗 11 任务. He remains on board the Columbia in lunar orbit while Neil ArmstrongBuzz Aldrin explore the Moon’s surface on July 20.
    1969 Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    1970 Retires from NASA.
    1970-1971 Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.
    1980-1985 副总统, LTV Aerospace & Defense Company.
    1985 – Founds Michael Collins Associates, 华盛顿, DC aerospace consulting firm, and is inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame.
    游行 19, 1993 – Is inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame.
    七月 20, 1994 – Joins President Bill Clinton and other astronauts at a White House ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 任务.
    七月 21, 2004 – Joins 总统乔治·W. 衬套 at a White House ceremony with Aldrin and Armstrong marking the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 11 任务.
    九月 7, 2007 In the Shadow of the Moon,” a documentary on the Apollo 11 mission is released.
    十一月 16, 2011 Receives the Congressional Gold Medal for Distinguished Astronauts along with Armstrong, Aldrin and John Glenn.
    七月 22, 2014 – Meets with 奥巴马总统 and Aldrin at the White House to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 任务.
      七月 19, 2019 – 科林斯, Aldrin, and relatives of Armstrong meet with 唐纳德·特朗普总统 at the White House to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 任务.
      2020 – Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum rename their awards for Lifetime and Current Achievement to the Michael Collins Trophy. The annual award is presented to acknowledge both past and present achievements in aerospace, science and technology.




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