This is extremely Tumblr worthy.
Always reblog “Everyone ever except Michael Collins”
Brigadier General in the United States Air Force, Command Module Pilot and designer of the patch for Apollo 11, and most isolated human in history for parts of said mission.
Respect, General Collins.
You broke my mind, Tumblr. [Wikipedia]
Since he was orbiting the moon when a different craft put Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon (and thus this third-person perspective photo), this would make him the original ‘Major Tom’ that Bowie sang about.
Except that Major Tom died on re-entry, and Michael Collins made it back to earth safely with Neil & Buzz.
yeah actually im pretty sure major tom is based on 2001: a space odyssey, (seeing as the name of the song is A Space Oddity)
when you realize your adult decision has unforeseen consequences: