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Edgar D. Mitchell
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Edgar Dean Mitchell

(1930-09-17)September 17, 1930
Status Deceased
Died February 4, 2016(2016-02-04) (aged 85)
Lake Worth, Florida, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater CIT, B.S. 1952
NPS, B.S. 1961
MIT, Sc.D. 1964
Occupation Test pilot
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom
Space career
NASA Astronaut
Rank Captain, USN
Time in space
9d 00h 01m
Selection 1966 NASA Group 5
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
9 hours 23 minutes
Missions Apollo 14
Mission insignia
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Retirement October 1, 1972

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 a moonwalker.

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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