Michael Collins

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Michael Collins

Michael Collins (born October 31, 1930) is an American astronaut who flew the Apollo 11 command module Columbia around the Moon while his crewmates, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made the first crewed landing on the surface. He was a test pilot and major general in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Collins graduated from the United States Military Academy with the Class of 1952. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Collins has received more than 137,686 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3rd most popular astronaut.

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  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.79

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.63

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among astronauts, Michael Collins ranks 3 out of 501Before him are Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong. After him are Valentina Tereshkova, Buzz Aldrin, Gene Cernan, Pete Conrad, Alexei Leonov, Vladimir Komarov, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, and Gherman Titov.

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Among people born in 1930, Michael Collins ranks 5Before him are Neil Armstrong, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, and George Soros. After him are Warren Buffett, Pierre Bourdieu, Helmut Kohl, Jean-Luc Godard, Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Michael Collins ranks 79 out of 3,282Before him are Antonio Stradivari (1644), Ötzi (-3345), Livy (-59), Giotto (1267), Giorgio Vasari (1511), and Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194). After him are Enrico Fermi (1901), Saint Lucy (283), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), and Zeno of Elea (-490).


Among astronauts born in Italy, Michael Collins ranks 1After him are Paolo Nespoli (1957), Samantha Cristoforetti (1977), Umberto Guidoni (1954), Roberto Vittori (1964), Luca Parmitano (1976), and Maurizio Cheli (1959).

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