It's common knowledge that Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon. You may also know that Buzz Aldrin was close behind. The story usually ends there, just before mention of Apollo 11's third astronaut. Michael Collins took the long, courageous journey to the lunar surface with Armstrong and Aldrin, but didn't get the chance to get his boots dirty in moon dust. Instead, he waited—afraid, and very alone.
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Written by Curiosity Staff September 19, 2016
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