Edgar Mitchell


Full Name: Edgar Dean Mitchell
Born: September 17, 1930 in Hereford, Texas
Died: February 4, 2016
Joined NASA: April 4, 1966
Left NASA: October 5, 1972
Space Flights: 1
Number of EVAs: 2
Total EVA Time: 9 hours, 22 minutes, 31 seconds


Apollo 9
Assignment: Support Crew

Apollo 10
Assignment: Back-up Lunar Module Pilot

Apollo 14
January 31 – February 7, 1971
Assignment: Lunar Module Pilot
Flight Duration: 9 days, 1 minute

Apollo 16
Assignment: Back-up Lunar Module Pilot & Capcom


B.Sc., Industrial Management, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1952
B.Sc., Aeronautical Engineering, US Naval Postgraduate School, 1961
Ph.D., Aeronautics/Astronautics, MIT, 1964

Joined the US Navy in 1952 and completed basic training in San Diego.

Attended Officers Candidate School at Newport, Rhode Island, 1953, recieved wings at Hutchinson, Kansas 1954.

Served in Okinawa, then in 1957 & 1958 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga.

Research Project Pilot with the Naval Air Development Squadron until 1959.

Chief of the Project Management Division of the Navy Field Office for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory(MOL) Project in 1964 and 1965.

February 1971, became the sixth man on the moon as Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 14 during a three day stay at the Fra Mauro landing site with his CDR, Alan Shepard.

Retired from NASA and the USN and founded the Institute of Noetic Sciences in California, devoted to the study of, among other things, ESP and the paranormal.

1984, co-founder of the Association of Space Explorers.

Later, Chairman of the Board, Forecast Systems Inc., Provo, Utah.

Author, “Psychic Exploration”, 1974 and “The Way of the Explorer”, 1996.


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