CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins returned Tuesday to the exact spot where he flew to the moon 50 years ago with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
Collins had the spotlight to himself this time Armstrong has been gone for seven years and Aldrin canceled. Collins said he wished his two moonwalking colleagues could have shared the moment at Kennedy Space Centers Launch Complex 39A, the departure point for humanitys first moon landing.
Wonderful feeling to be back, the 88-year-old command module pilot said on NASA TV. Theres a difference this time. I want to turn and ask Neil a question and maybe tell Buzz Aldrin something, and of course, Im here by myself.