Edgar Mitchell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Edgar D. Mitchell
NASA Astronaut
NationalityAmerican
StatusDeceased
Born(1930-09-17)September 17, 1930
Hereford, Texas, U.S.
DiedFebruary 4, 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 85)
Lake Worth, Florida, U.S.
Other occupationTest pilot
RankCaptain, USN
Time in space9d 00h 01m
Selection1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs2
Total EVA time9 hours 23 minutes
MissionsApollo 14
Mission insigniaApollo 14-insignia.png
RetirementOctober 1, 1972
AwardsPresidential Medal of Freedom

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.

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]

References[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Edgar Mitchell at Wikimedia Commons