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USApollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later

21:10  16 july  2019
21:10  16 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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— Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. A reunion Tuesday at the Kennedy firing room by past and present launch controllers — and Collins’ return to the pad , now leased to SpaceX

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden helped with the mass launching . Also present: all three children of German-born rocket genius Wernher von Braun

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he and two other astronauts flew to the moon 50 years ago.

At NASA's invitation, Michael Collins spent the golden anniversary at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A in Florida. He marked the precise moment — 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — that their Saturn V rocket departed on humanity's first moon landing. Buzz Aldrin was an unexplained no-show. Mission commander Neil Armstrong — who took the first lunar footsteps — died in 2012.

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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden helped with the mass launching . Also present: all three children of German-born rocket genius Wernher von Braun

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Collins had the spotlight to himself this time—Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he wished his two

Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later© Provided by The Associated Press This March 30, 1969 photo made available by NASA shows the crew of the Apollo 11, from left, Neil Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, module pilot; Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to the surface of the moon. (NASA via AP)
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
Apollo 11 astronaut returns to launch pad 50 years later
Collins said he wished Aldrin and Armstrong could have shared the moment at the pad.

It was "a wonderful feeling to be back," the 88-year-old astronaut said in an interview on NASA TV. "There was a difference this time. I want to turn and ask Neil a question and maybe tell Buzz Aldrin something, and of course, I'm here by myself."

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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago. A reunion Tuesday at the Kennedy firing room by past and present launch controllers — and Collins' return to the pad , now leased to SpaceX — kicked off a week of celebrations marking

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.— Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned on July 16 to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong Collins had the spotlight to himself this time—Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he wished his two

The return kicked off a week of celebrations marking each day of Apollo 11's eight-day voyage. Collins remained in orbit during the mission while Armstrong and Aldrin walked on the moon.

At the Air and Space Museum in Washington, the spacesuit that Armstrong wore is back on display in mint condition. On hand for the unveiling were Vice President Mike Pence, NASA chief Jim Bridenstine and Armstrong's son, Rick.

A fundraising campaign took just five days to raise the $500,000 needed for the restoration.

Calling Armstrong a hero, Pence said "the American people express their gratitude by preserving this symbol of courage."

In Huntsville, Alabama, where the Saturn V was developed, thousands of model rockets were launched simultaneously, commemorating the moment the Apollo 11 crew blasted off for the moon.

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