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Michael Collins, said NASA should focus on Mars missions.
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins wants to be in the us to try and see the sights right on Mars for future exploration of the area.
The Columbia’s Command Module pilot, discusses the space agency’s plans to return to the Moon by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto during an interview Thursday on “Your World”.
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The united states has focused on the next man and the first woman on the Moon by 2024, with the aim of sending a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s. The astronauts would also have to be the first man to set foot on the Moon’s south pole.
File photo – astronaut Michael Collins in Apollo spacesuit.
(Photo by Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection, via Getty Images/Getty Images)
Collins, however, said that he thought NASA should be focusing its efforts on the Red Planet. “The plan is well-thought-out, but I don’t agree with it, we’ll have to shoot it directly in front of Mars,” he said. “Twenty years ago, I wrote a book, a boring book, on a mission to Mars, and I’ve always been a supporter of the March.”
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He also advocated for the naming of a future Mars mission, after that of President John F. Kennedy, who famously vowed in 1961 that America would land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade.
“It was a great tour guide for us in the Apollo venture,” Collins said. “Of the 400,000 Americans, you would have to believe that, at the moment, working on that program, john f. Kennedy’s voice as it accelerated the whole thing.”
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July 20th will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Only 12 men, all Americans, have walked on the Moon.
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Be sure to catch “America’s News HQ,” Apollo 11 and the 50th anniversary special on Fox News on Saturday, July 20th at 12 pm EDT.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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