Edgar Mitchell

Edgar Dean Mitchell (1930 - 2016)

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Edgar Dean Mitchell, Captain US Navy, NASA astronaut Apollo 14 mission.

Edgar was the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14. He worked on the lunar surface of the moon for 9 hours, and he was the sixth person to walk on the Moon.

Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016) was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut.

1930 Born in Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, USA.
1952 Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, Carnegie Mellon University. Entered the US Navy. During his Navy career he was awarded the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.
1966 Selected by NASA in Astronauts Group 5. [1]
1970 Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
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1971 Flew on Apollo 14 as LM Pilot with Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa. Awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. [2]
Apollo 14
1972 Retired from the US Navy and NASA.
1997 Inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. [3]
2016 Died in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, USA.


Edgar Mitchell, who became the sixth person to walk on the moon on Feb. 5, 1971, as an astronaut on the Apollo 14 mission, died at a West Palm Beach hospice Thursday night, his family said.

Mr. Mitchell, who lived on an acre "ranchette" west of Lake Worth and often talked about his adventures and history making, was 85.

Among his vivid recollections was looking at Earth from afar and realizing "how fragile and beautiful our little planet was out there," said Anita Mitchell, his former wife, and former chairwoman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party.[4]


  1. Wikipedia List of Astronauts, by Year
  2. Agency Awards Historical Recipient List
  3. Hall of Fame Bio
  4. Published in Sun-Sentinel, 06 Feb 2016

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  • Wikipedia: Edgar Mitchell
  • WikiData: Q295873 Wikidata Information Reasonator enwiki Ancestors (about wikidata)
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #157843959
  • "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6LX-QXT : 4 December 2014), Edgar Dean Mitchell, 17 Sep 1930; citing Hereford, Deaf Smith, Texas, United States, certificate 80373, Bureau of Vital Statistics. State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,281,222.
  • "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8R2-QF9 : 5 December 2014), Edgar Dean Mitchell, 17 Sep 1930; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KMRQ-7CD : accessed 13 January 2017), Edgar D Mitchell in household of Joseph T Mitchell, Ward 4, Roswell, Election Precinct 2 Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 3-5B, sheet 2A, line 20, family 30, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2440.
  • NASA Bio

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Earth peeks over the Moon. This photo was taken during the Apollo 14 spaceflight.
Earth peeks over the Moon. This photo was taken during the Apollo 14 spaceflight.

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Apollo 14 Astronauts Stuart Roosa, Alan Shepard Jr., and Edgar Mitchell
Apollo 14 Astronauts Stuart Roosa, Alan Shepard Jr., and Edgar Mitchell

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Edgar Dean Mitchell Image 1

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On 29 Nov 2017 at 20:58 GMT C (Sälgö) S wrote:

Mitchell-15222 and Mitchell-9193 appear to represent the same person because: Both are https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Mitchell

On 12 Feb 2016 at 22:56 GMT Chet Snow wrote:

Edgar Dean Mitchell, the 6th human being to walk on the surface of the Moon, died peacefully on February 4, 2016, at 85 years old. He was a true gentle-man and world-class scientist in every sense of those words. It was my privilege to meet and correspond with him about 15 years ago and also through the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the research organization he founded. Rest in Peace, Edgar. "Per aspera ad astra." Respectfully, Chet Snow, PhD - A WikiTree Leader

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