Michael Collins: The fear and joy of the Apollo 11 mission
Inside the National Air and Space Museum, Michael Collins sits in front of a replica of a Lunar Landing Module. Just like the one he watched descend to the Moon surface 50 years ago. “I wasn’t so worried about (Buzz and Neil’s) descent and landing nearly as I was about their return. If that engine didn’t ignite there were two dead men on the moon,” Collins said.