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Edgar D. Mitchell
NASA Astronaut
Nationality American
Status Deceased
Born (1930-09-17)September 17, 1930
Hereford, Texas, U.S.
Died February 4, 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 85)
Lake Worth, Florida, U.S.
Other occupation Test pilot
Rank Captain, USN
Time in space 9d 00h 01m
Selection 1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs 2
Total EVA time 9 hours 23 minutes
Missions Apollo 14
Mission insignia Apollo 14-insignia.png
Retirement October 1, 1972
Awards Presidential 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.

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

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