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Edgar Mitchell

American astronaut

Dr. Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016), (Capt, USN, Ret.) was an American retired naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, parapsychologist, and NASA astronaut.

Edgar D. Mitchell
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Born
Edgar Dean Mitchell

(1930-09-17)September 17, 1930
StatusDeceased
DiedFebruary 4, 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 85)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCIT, B.S. 1952
NPS, B.S. 1961
MIT, Sc.D. 1964
OccupationTest pilot
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom
Space career
NASA Astronaut
RankCaptain, USN
Time in space
9d 00h 01m
Selection1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs
2
Total EVA time
9 hours 23 minutes
MissionsApollo 14
Mission insignia
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RetirementOctober 1, 1972

He was the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14. He spent nine hours working on the lunar surface in the Fra Mauro Highlands region. Mitchell was born in Hereford, Texas.[1]

Mitchell died under hospice care in Lake Worth, Florida from complications of kidney cancer on February 4, 2016 at the age of 85.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Astronautix biography
  2. "Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 85, dies in West Palm Beach". Palm Beach Post.com. Retrieved February 5, 2016.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Edgar Mitchell at Wikimedia Commons