After 50 years of Apollo 11 questions, this is the only one Mike Collins wishes he’d get asked

No one ever asks Michael Collins about the mice.

When he, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin returned from their trip to the moon 50 years ago this summer, they were quarantined for 21 days with a “huge colony” of white mice who had the crucial role of ensuring the astronauts hadn’t brought back some deadly lunar virus — and could safely return to society. Read more here.