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In Memoriam: Apollo 11 pilot Michael Collins, 90

NASA 8 x 10 signed lithograph photo of Apollo 11 pilot Michael Collins. Image courtesy of RR Auction and LiveAuctioneers

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon alone while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic first steps on the lunar surface, died Wednesday. He was 90.

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for $91,451.

Neil Armstrong photo takes giant leap to $91K at RR Auction

A Neil Armstrong-signed photo showing the astronaut about to set foot on the lunar surface sold for $91,451.

A Neil Armstrong-signed photo showing the astronaut about to set foot on the lunar surface sold for $91,451.

BOSTON — A Neil Armstrong-signed photograph depicting him taking mankind’s “giant leap” sold for $91,451 at RR Auction during its April 15-22 Space Exploration and Aviation sale. The glossy 10 x 8in photo of Neil Armstrong just before setting foot on the lunar surface is signed “Neil Armstrong, Apollo 11.”

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