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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. |
|1970||Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.||
|1971||Flew on Apollo 14 as LM Pilot with Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa. Awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal. |
|1972||Retired from the US Navy and NASA.|
|1997||Inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame. |
|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.
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