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Michael Collins was born in Rome in 1930. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • Apollo 11 pilot Michael Collins died on Wednesday after battling cancer
  • Collins had said in a nterview that his “historic” accomplishments were "90% blind luck"

Apollo 11 was launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969. (Photo credit: astro_ricky)

  • Apollo 11 carried Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins 
  • It was launched by a Saturn V rocket
  • Apollo 11's primary objective was to perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth

Michael Collins died on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Twitter/MichaelCollins)

  • Michael Collins was a part of the Apollo 11 crew that included Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
  • He died battling with cancer, his family tweeted
  • Collins retired from NASA in 1970

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Micheal Collins flew the Apollo 11 command module in 1969. (Photo credit: Twitter/NASAGoddard)

  • Micheal Collins was the only astronaut on Apollo 11 who did not step on the Moon
  • Collins was the first director of the National Air and Space Museum
  • He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969

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Micheal Collins was battling cancer, his family said. (Photo credit: Twitter/ MichealCollins)

  • Micheal Collins was  part of the Apollo 11 mission
  • He was referred as the‘the loneliest man in history’
  • Collins' family said they need privacy in the difficult time