‘Truly Alone’: Late Astronaut Michael Collins’ Most Haunting Memory Of Apollo 11
In so doing, he became one of just seven people to be alone in orbit on the far side of the moon, completely isolated from all humanity and all communications cut off, blocked by the moon itself.
Collins shared his haunting recollections of that moment in his 1974 book, Carrying the Fire:
“I don’t mean to deny a feeling of solitude. It is there, reinforced by the fact that radio contact with the Earth abruptly cuts off at…