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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins narrates an adorable Google Doodle

The Verge Friday, 19 July 2019
Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins narrates an adorable Google DoodleLike nearly everything else this weekend, Google’s latest homepage Doodle is here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with an adorable animated video commemorating the historic occasion. But Google went the extra mile, recruiting Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins to narrate the video (it probably helps to be one of the world’s biggest companies when trying to set these kinds of partnerships up.)

The video is far longer than a usual Google Doodle, clocking in at close to five minutes, but it’s worth it for Collins’ narration, which summarizes the trip to the moon with his own personal recollections over an animation of the voyage. While Collins didn’t descend to the surface himself, he was a solo...
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Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has returned to the exact spot where he and two other astronauts flew to the moon 50 years ago. At NASA's invitation, Michael Collins spent the golden anniversary Tuesday morning at Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 39A in Florida.

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