Space

The Apollo Program’s Loneliest Astronauts

Michael Collins isn’t as recognizable a name as Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, but his job on the Apollo 11 mission was just as important.

Host: Reid Reimers

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Sources:
Sessions, Jennifer R.; Oberly, James Warren (Advisor) “Walt, Wally, and What’s His Name”: Command Module Pilots of the Apollo Program. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009. Accessed at: https://minds.wisconsin.edu/handle/1793/35472. Pp 7-9; 10; 14
Collins, Michael. Carrying the Fire: An Astronaut’s Journey. New York: Ballantine Books, 1974. Pp. 406; 408; 422
Cernan, Eugene; with Davis, Don. The Last Man on the Moon. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. Pp. 78; 232-233; 249
French, Francis and Burgess, Colin. In the Shadow of the Moon: A Challenging Journey to Tranquility, 1965-1969. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2007. Pp. 397
Smith, Andrew. Moondust: In Search of The Men Who Fell to Earth. New York: Fourth Estate: 2005 pp 90-91.
https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/22501 pp 7-8
http://www.bu.edu/remotesensing/files/pdf/045.pdf pp 85-86
http://history.nasa.gov/ap11fj/19day6-rendezvs-dock.htm at 127:51:36
http://www.bu.edu/remotesensing/files/pdf/044.pdf pp 63-64

Image Links:
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apollo_11.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Michael_collins_training_apollo_11.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astronaut_Richard_F._Gordon_Jr._during_training.jpg
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stuart_Allen_Roosa.jpg
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ronald_Evans.jpg
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