“Aldrin was a life given over to good physical condition, a form of grace... Armstrong was a high priest of the forces of society and scientific history... Collins was cool... The living spirit of good and graceful manners... The man everybody was glad to see at a party.”

—Norman Mailer, covering the Apollo 11 flight for LIFE Magazine (Mailer, pg.82)

“It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really, it’s an imperative.”

—Michael Collins