‘Sick of being in a simulator!’ Real reason Michael Collins quit after Apollo 11 revealed

After returning back to Earth, Collins took part in an around-the-world tour with his colleagues to celebrate their achievements, but following that, in 1970, he retired from NASA – despite being a likely candidate to be the next man to walk on the Moon.

The legendary astronaut, now 89, told the BBC in 2019: “I bailed out of the space programme before Apollo was over, I felt that the first lunar landing had fundamentally done what John F. Kennedy had asked us to do.

“I went on to do other things, first I was assistant of state, later on, the director of the National Air and Space Museum.

“There’s a whole host of reasons why I walked away from Apollo, some of them professional, some of them personal.

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