Apollo 11’s ‘third astronaut’ reveals secrets from dark side of the moon | 60 Minutes Australia
- Published on: 03 June 2019
- This year marks the 50th anniversary of that remarkable feat of technology and daring. And while the moonwalkers, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, dominate our memories of the moon landing, there’s a third astronaut who deserves his place in history. Michael Collins piloted the Apollo 11 command module spacecraft in lunar orbit while his two colleagues collected moon rocks. In a rare interview he tells Sarah Abo if it wasn’t for him, one of our greatest successes would have been a monumental failure.
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For forty years, 60 Minutes have been telling Australians the world’s greatest stories. Tales that changed history, our nation and our lives. Reporters Liz Hayes, Allison Langdon, Tara Brown, Charles Wooley, Liam Bartlett and Sarah Abo look past the headlines because there is always a bigger picture. Sundays are for 60 Minutes.
- Runtime : 13:11
- 60 Minutes 60 Minutes Australia Liz Hayes Charles Wooley Tara Brown Liam Bartlett Allison Langdon Ellen Fanning Ray Martin Jana Wendt Jeff McMullen Jennifer Byrne Mike Munro Richard Carleton Tracey Curro Peter Harvey George Negus Ian Leslie Gerald Stone Sarah Abo moonwalkers moon conspiracy Neil Armstrong Buzz Aldrin moon landing Michael Collins Apollo 11 spacecraft lunar orbit