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Apollo 11 pilot Michael Collins does not agree with the return to the moon, and wants to be a straight shot to Mars

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Michael Collins says it’s sending to the person in the room, ” the young people are enthusiastic about it.

Michael Collins, the command module pilot on Apollo 11, said that while he does not agree with the Trump of administration, with the focus on reaching the moon as a starting point to try to explore Mars — and with it the argument that the united states should instead focus its efforts in the direction of the red planet.

“This government wants to go back to the moon and use the moon as a jumping-off point — and they’ve done a lot of research, and there is a lot of solid science behind that,” he told Fox News’ Leland Vittert, during an interview with the Saturday broadcast.

“I don’t agree with that. I believe in the john f. the kennedy-Mars express,” Collins said, referring to former President John F. Kennedy. The interview will be shown on “America’s News HQ,” came out to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Collins’ travel to the first mission in which put a man on the moon and walk away.

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One of the greatest achievements in human history, with the mission to be delivered to Kennedy’s 1961 pledge to land an American on the Moon by the end of the decade.

Collins told Vittert that he did not think a lot about the historical event, but every now and then reminded of the trip when walking at night. “I lead a quiet life, and I’m going to walk down my street, and I have a feeling it’s something on my right shoulder — and then I look up and I see a small silver strip at the top, and I think, ‘Oh, that’s the moon, I’ve been there!'”

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“It takes me by surprise,” he added. Collins also pushed back on the idea that the U.S. is currently experiencing a shortage of officials, which could serve as an example for the younger Americans. “I think the country is in pretty good shape, with a large,” he said.

He added that it was sending a man into space “, and the young people are enthusiastic about it.” “It’s a part of our culture. We have had many, many, many, many cultural things, and some of the scientific issues, and I think that the children will follow the two of them, and look at both of these aspects of our life here,” he said.

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Collins’ fellow astronaut Stan Love, bitterly complained of the polling it turned out that the young Americans would prefer to be a YouTube star, then an astronaut.

“What I’m trying to do is to share my enthusiasm, and my enthusiasm for what is still one of the best job in the world,” Love said. “I urge the YouTube fans may be to get up from the couch, now and then, and consider it to be false.

“It’s very rewarding,” Love added, with a grin on his face.

Fox News’ James Rogers contributed to this report.

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