Gemini and Apollo astronaut.
Command module pilot for Apollo 11.
Former director of the National Air and Space Museum.
Michael Collins's life and work left an indelible mark on both air and space.
In the Collection
About His Missions
Fifteen science experiments were completed on Gemini 10 mission.
Collins was one of three astronauts to travel to the moon during the Apollo 11 mission. He was the only astronaut not to land on the moon, however, the mission would not have been possible without the highly skilled command module pilot.