#386 Michael Collins / Eddie Braben – 31 October 1930

Michael Collins

Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930 in Rome, Italy) is a former American astronaut and test pilot. Selected as part of the third group of fourteen astronauts in 1963, he flew in space twice. His first spaceflight was Gemini 10, in which he and command pilot John Young performed two rendezvous with different spacecraft and Collins undertook two EVAs. His second spaceflight was as the command module pilot for Apollo 11. While he orbited the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made the first manned landing on the lunar surface. He is one of only 24 humans to have flown to the Moon.

Eddie Braben

Edwin Charles “Eddie” Braben (31 October 1930 – 21 May 2013) was a comedy writer and performer who provided material for such figures as David Frost and Ronnie Corbett, and who is most famous for having written for Ken Dodd and Morecambe and Wise.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Collins_(astronaut)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Braben

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