express– The legendary astronaut played a pivotal role in getting Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the Moon on July 21, 1969. Dubbed “the loneliest man in the universe” Collins spent 21 hours orbiting alone in the command module while his colleagues stole the show by becoming the first two men to walk on an extraterrestrial body. Just six hours and 39 minutes after the Eagle landed at Tranquility Base, Armstrong stepped off the lunar lander and delivered his “one small step” speech before Aldrin joined him 20 minutes later.
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