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#1 2021-05-21 18:00:56

Registered: 2006-03-23
Posts: 884

Did Michael Collins astronaut support Zubrin's Mars Direct Vision?

Seems many Apollo Astronauts and other Astronauts from other Programs supported Mars Direct

RIP 1930 –  2021

We are now in a new Admin, sadly Collins has passed away

When Michael Collins Disagreed With Jeff Bezos … 33161.html

Michael Collins, who passed away on April 28 at age 90, and was the third astronaut of the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969, welcomed the involvement of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk in space matters. But he did not like the idea of treating the moon as a place to move all the manufacturing to.

“I welcome people like Bezos and Musk getting involved. I know Bezos a little bit, served on a panel with him. A big admirer of him. But I disagree with him when it comes to exploration,” Collins said in an interview with Popular Mechanics in 2019. “He fundamentally says that this Earth of ours...we are doing so many bad things to it that he wants to take manufacturing and move it to the moon. Then, we will have a little garden here where we will be much purer in our endeavours and take care of our planet. I like the concept of a garden, but I don’t want to import my car from the moon.”

He asked Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins his thoughts, to which Collins replied, “Mars direct,” indicating NASA should go straight to Mars and bypass the Moon altogether.

“It seems to me Mars direct,” Trump replied. “I mean, who knows better than these people. They’ve been doing this stuff for a long time. What about the concept of Mars direct?” … t-to-mars/

Last edited by Mars_B4_Moon (2021-05-22 03:25:25)


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